Today is the morning after the "Storm to end all Storms" according to the weather predictors. I think they blow everything out of proportion to scare the pants off all the silly, paranoid people who live in the big cities. Maybe they find it funny to see herds of anxious, angry, and scared people crowding into the grocery stores buying anything and everything that comes to hand.
The truth is it was a big storm for this time of year but it wasn't the end of the world. A minimum of 30cm of snow, freezing rain, and sleet fell over night. There were great flashes of lightening, enough to give the street lights trouble, and great booms of thunder. The wind blew and threatened to knock the house down but she stood strong and proud, protecting us from the weather. We were warm and comfortable all night and not a fear in the world that we would suffer from the storm.
This morning it is cloudy and there is a breeze blowing across the snow, lifting the lighter layers to create clouds of blowing snow. The birds are all out singing and winging in the yard, landing every once in a while to steal a bit of feed from the newly filled feeders. Starlings and Red-winged Blackbirds jostle for position at the dried corn. Sparrows and Chickadees swoop in to land on the tube feeders. Even the Blue Jays and Cardinals have made an appearance this morning. The world goes on as it does everyday, and only the humans are complaining about the weather.