Snow Quoted

“It’s champagne Thursday.”
“But today is Friday.”
Champagne Thursday came twice this week.”
“Ah, for the third week in a row.
“Yeah, they’re thinking of making it permanent.”
“Like daylight savings time?

– Zoe Deschanel to Sarah Jessica Parker
in the mess that was Failure To Launch

The past couple of weeks have been a little tougher than usual for us poor, temperate forest, coffee-quaffing Vancouverites. We’ve had bad rains & snow, we’ve had water advisories, we’ve had problems getting quality coffee. All of this has been A Very Big Deal.

How big? Try front-page of the paper big:

Talk of The Town

For anyone not from here, you probably think we’ve been making a ski mountain out of a (bunny) hill. Probably. But snow is a big deal around here, and to get it in November when we expect it in January is a shock to the system.

When I wasn’t cursing the black ice beneath my feet, I tried to make the best of it, as only a devoted amateur photographer could.

By capturing some of my favourite locales:

Van Art Gallery

Getting a kick out of the doggie fashions:

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And recording how the animals were faring.

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Yes, there’s more on my flickr site.

Happy Friday everyone. I’m going home this afternoon and kicking off the weekend by celebrating Champagne Thursday!

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Posted on December 1, 2006, in Newsworthy, Photography, Snow, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. great photos!

    enjoy ‘champagne thursday’! :o)

  2. Brrrrh! I’m shivering just looking at your pictures. You captured the misery perfectly.

  3. Oh wow
    ew snow………
    Sorry can’t help it..
    I live in Southern California for a reason…
    Over from the other Michele’s

  4. Here from Michele.
    A bit dreary at times but still 80 here at the beach…..
    It won’t last though….. the plunge comes tonight.

  5. You turned lemons into lemonade: I can’t wait for the snow to fly here so I can capture similar magic on this side of the country. Good on you for finding the bright side. Your pictures rock.

  6. Looks and sounds familiar! There’s still a bit of snow in well-shaded areas of our yard. Except for some problems getting down the hill on which we live to get to work, I loved the snow.

  7. What awesome pictures, beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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