Saturday, November 27, 2010

how I know it's winter....

When I woke up this morning, I knew that it had snowed.
I knew without looking out the window, without listening to the radio, without speaking with anyone.

My first clue was the distinctive odour of a 2-stroke.
The second clue was the "yee-ha" sound from the back porch.
The third clue was the distant rumble of a motor with a tiny bit of a "baahhh" sound to it.

Then I looked out the upstairs hallway window.

I saw this:

And this,

You know what "this" is? 
It's Bravo snowmobile tracks in approximate 1 1/2 cm of snow.

And this?

This is what a perfectly manicured lawn looks like when it's crying because the sled's tracks are RIPPING IT OUT BY IT'S ROOTS!

That other sound you can hear distinctly from anywhere in my neighbourhood.
That's me.
I'm crying.
Winter's here.


  1. Well, KB, I just came back from B&K open house, where I purchased a new sled suit for the growing 15 year old.........many $$$$$$$ later, I am least I get free grocery rewards from the purchase!

  2. You know, I would start to wonder if something was out of line in the universe, if your lawn did not have sled tracks on the first snow fall....this is how I know that yes, it did snow and my universe is in line. LOL