Tuesday, January 30

The River Has an Ice Jam

This is just off the bridge. The ice was almost up to the bottom of the bridge. We have 3 bridges over the river in our city and all of them looked the same.

This is just off River Road. I have never seen the water and ice so high since they put in the dykes about 20 years ago. This year it's really bad.
This is also along River Road. It was coming up the bank of the river and wasn't that far away. Gilkison Street was closed because the water and ice were covering it. That lasted about a week.

It melted some and we had water everywhere and then it got cold and we all needed ice skates. Last night we got about 6 inches of snow, so hubby and the neighbor were out at 7am cleaning everyone's sidewalks. Hubby does ours, the lady's next door. She is 89 and the middle aged couple next door who both work.

This is certainly an old fashioned winter. Here are some farmer's fields that are going to wreck havoc on spring planting.

This is the fruit and vegetable market's property and they grow every kind of vegetable imaginable. They also have apples, honey, strawberries etc. I hope their crops aren't ruined.
This is a farmer's field close to the small village of Lynden, Ontario. Those fence posts are just off the road. It always seems to flood in that spot.

Well that's all the news for now.

Update on the move of my daughter's family. Things are slowly getting put away. Brandon and Jordan both seem to like it and I am proud to say that Brandon did well with it.

Talk to you soon. Have a great week.


  1. Love the blue jay (wish we had them this far south!)

    Take it easy you two...nasty weather.

  2. Anni, this has been an old fashioned winter with temperatures in the minus F and nasty winds. Lots of snow. It's been a while since it's been so snowy.

  3. Mary-amazing photos of the ice. This has been a cold winter for us way down south too : )