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Friday, 22 November 2019

A scad of snow

We had snow overnight and the air was cold but without any wind. It was a fall morning when you could see your breath but conditions were perfect for a walk along the Rotary Friendship Park.





In Newfoundland vernacular, this amount of snow qualifies as a scad. It was just enough snow to highlight the landscape along the trail.





There are a few trees which have held their leaves in spite of the strong winds we have had for the last two months. 




The branches overhead draw the eye skyward.





A picnic table nearby won’t be hosting too many picnics this morning.





The trail between the fields kept us going on and on into the distance. 





By the end of our walk, the snow was melting. It was an invigorating walk with just enough snow for a taste of winter.








 


 


23 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Interesting term, since 'scads' (plural) has usually mean 'a lot' to me.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty series of images. I like a "dusting" of snow. Just in the grass and trees, none in the streets. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A "scad" of snow -- great expression!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Some years we don't even get that much snow. When we do the tabloid newspapers call it an "arctic blizzard"!

DJan said...

Just beautiful! I have never heard that Newfoundland term for a bit of snow. I like it. :-)

The Padre said...

I Am So Thankful About You Taking This Adventure - Wonderful Photos - Also, So Dig Your Close To Home Post - Love It

Cheers

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A scad of snow would be most welcome here Marie 😉 Beautiful images, what a lovely invigorating walk 💙

Barbara said...

Those pictures made me want to take a deep breath and breathe in the cold clean air.

bill burke said...

What an interesting word. We probably won't get a scad of snow this year. :) That trail looks inviting and a nice place to walk.
Have a wonderful weekend!

The Happy Whisk said...

It really is so pretty!
Happy Weekend to you.
Heatwave coming here, I'm told.
Not really but it's gonna feel like it.

photowannabe said...

Oh that's so lovely. Just enough to make things bright and sparkly.

William Kendall said...

We have similar amounts of snow around here at present.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That little bit of snow, what we would call a 'skiff' makes for beautiful scenes.

Joanne Noragon said...

What a nice walk. Good you had only a scad (singular) of snow.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Rose said...

We call this a skim of snow...but I think a scad almost sounds better! This is a lovely place to walk.

baili said...

exquisite images dear Marie

snow has brought bit slow moods to life and color around still it has enriched the views with stunning gloomy beauty and sooth :)
so nicely captured indeed!
blessings!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Great conditions for a walk. At this time of the year I make several different kinds of soup (I made two yesterday - a country vegetable and a lemon chicken orzo) so that when we have spent the morning outside we can have steaming hot soup when we come home for lunch.

Sandy said...

Scad....like the word and must remember it. Not a fan of snow, but your pictures are very nice. I can see the sun shiny through in most of them so they look like a cold day here...which is generally just gray and dull. Lots of folks like to walk when it's cooler, I'm one that likes to walk during the dog days of summer. My arthritis appreciates the heat far more than the cold.

Debbie said...

it is so pretty marie, almost just enough!! i try to stay home when i can "see my breath" but it is nice if you can go for a walk. your images are beautiful!!

Stewart M said...

What wonderful weather - I miss winter weather like this. Oh well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Catarina said...

Tons of snow wii be falling in the near future... enjoy your strolls as much as you can.

Jenn said...

I would call it a skiff of snow.