The first serious snowstorm of the season starts in the afternoon with bitterly cold, driving winds
and the cedars bend and the birch trees shiver
in almost whiteout conditions.
In the morning, the ‘double-shovel’ snowshoveller appears
and bit-by-bit, foot-by-foot pushes the snow down the driveway
and then, the driveway looks like this.
The big, yellow snowplough cometh…
and the big, yellow snowplough goeth.
Cedar Waxwings arrive; to see if the ‘double-shovel’ snowshoveller
and the big, yellow snowplough have done their jobs!