Like most Canadians, I dread being faced with an icy windshield to scrape off before heading out to work in the morning. That’s after clearing the driveway of course.
The longer your driveway, the less excitement you’re likely to feel at the first big dump of snow. Though you might approach it as a good exercise workout the first time you shovel the driveway, that can wear a little thin after the third time in as many days. And absolutely nothing is more irritating at this time of year than the sound of the street snowplow driving by and filling the end of your driveway with even more snow after you thought you had lifted your last shovelful.
… And the way it tastes. Blended with cream and sugar, fresh fallen snow makes a snow-cream that’s more refreshing than ice-cream.
Note: it’s not a good idea to use snow from the season’s first snowfall as this may contain too many impurities. Give it a try. You can always burn the calories while shoveling the driveway ;)
This blog post was created in response to Views Infinitum’s Assignment 23: Winter. Scott has asked participants to show what winter means to us. The assignment is open to all. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at midnight (your local time).
Text and photographs copyright Amy-Lynn Bell 2013