Sunday, February 25, 2024

For the love of snow in the Month of Love

Snowy day in Toronto
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

A few years ago I talked about how our winter had been devoid of
snow.  This year in Toronto we had what was called a "snow
storm" in January -- on January 7, and have not had any snow since.
This is not good.  Driving to Ottawa there was almost no snow in 
the fields, or anywhere until we were just outside of Ottawa.  This is
serious.  Normally in February the whole province is deep in
snow. Maybe we'll get big snow storms in March -- that would
not be unusual. 

But people who acknowledge the seriousness of climate change
(and there are frightening numbers 
of people who don't, or won't),
know that the current lack of snow is not right.  We need 
snow for t
he spring crops.  Yes we 
need it.

I grew up in Ottawa, where deep snow is the norm in winter.  
There is snow here thank goodness -- but not enough.  And when
I think about the thousands of acres we drove by to get here
with no snow, I worry. I love this drawing done with my finger
on my iPad, because it captures the feeling of snow coming down.

Have a loving your life day.  


laura said...

Love love love. What's more beautiful than falling snow?

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laura,

It is beautiful. And we'd love to see more of it. I wrote that blog sitting in my hotel room in Ottawa, where they have snow, but much less than they normally do.
And it snowed right after I wrote it. That was lovely.

Love your work.


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