Quinte, On. real estate agent: Snow Day in Trenton.

Snow Day in Trenton.

This has been a very mild winter so far, in the Quinte area we haven't had very much snow or terribly cold weather at all. While I haven't enjoyed the winter, I must say I have disliked it much less than other winters. I have only had to shovel the driveway twice so far.

snow in quinte


It was actually pretty nice to wake up this morning and see some fresh snow blanketing the landscape.

It was very pretty.

The schoolkids might be a little sad, if this had been a weekday, it probably would have been a snowday and the school bus would have been cancelled.

It seems that the busses are cancelled for the flimsiest of reasons these days.




snow in quinte

This is the perfect kind of snow to make snowballs with. It's big, fluffy, and slightly wet. I believe the kids call this type of snow "packing snow" because its easily packed together.


It's also good snow to make a snowman with, but it's harder to hurl a snowman at people, so therefore its not as much fun making snowmen.


My kids are home for the long weekend (Family Day in Ontario). Guess who is going to experience a snowball ambush this afternoon when I get home? I live for that kind of stuff.


snow in quinte

It's pretty warm outside, so a jacket isn't really needed. It's probably only a degree or two below zero. Just right so the snow doesn't melt away quickly.


There seems to be a watery sun above the cloudline, just enough so that the sky isn't a sea of dark grey bleakness. It's a sea of light grey bleakness instead. Much better.


Really, winters aren't so bad, and in this particular case, we are more than half way done. Soon it will be March, and I always think of March as the beginning of the end of winter.


snow in quinte


Not that much longer to go.


Soon the flowers will be sprouting from the ground and the trees will have little buds on them. Trentonians will be emerging from their caves as the hibernating season comes to an end.


I must say, this winter has not been such an unpleasant experience at all, it was surprisingly hassle-free. I only had one auto incident all winter. I got off very lightly this year.



Malcolm falls for the first time.


Goddammit, who put that ice under the fresh snow?

Aargh, now I'm wet.

Good Lord, I didn't realize it was so windy outside. It's getting colder and now a snotsicle is forming under my nose. Eeeewwwww.

I'd better get inside, this isn't much fun any more. I think my ankle is twisted now.



Malcolm falls for the second time.


Oh for the love of Pete. Not again.

My camera!! There's snow on my camera now. Great. My ankle hurts and my camera is wet. Absolutely brilliant. who in their right mind goes traipsing through a park in the middle of winter looking to snap some artsy-fartsy snowscapes? Me. That's who.

It's looking more and more like an xbox evening than a snowball fighting evening. I live for that kind of thing.

This winter can't end fast enough. Come on spring, hurry up.

Comment balloon 10 commentsMalcolm Johnston • February 18 2012 11:07AM



We had some snow here in Mississauga as well. However, if it's all gone by the end of the month, that will be fine with me.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 7 years ago

Malcolm- while I love the weather we're having now I still love seeing pictures of snow.  There's something so peaceful about being outside just after a snow. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Malcolm....beautiful photos.  We have not had much snow at all this winter & I cannot say that I have missed it.  We had enough last year to last for several years!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) over 7 years ago

Despite sharing your feelings about the winter snows, Malcolm - at least the pictures are beautiful in their pristine whiteness!  (We are eagerly looking forward to our Family Day stat - I believe it starts in 2013!)  :-)

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) over 7 years ago

I like your "artsy fartsy" snow pictures, so the damp wet butt was worth it. I'm with you on jumping into Spring ASAP, although this has been a tolerable winter. They are calling for snow in MD tomorrow.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Malcolm - My sides are hurting from laughing so hard!  Well, we in the west thank you for risking life and limb to take beautiful "artsy fartsy" photos of the fresh, softly fallen snow in Trenton, Ontario. 

We withstood torrential rain today.  I'm not kidding - non stop ALL DAY!  Even the dog didn't want to go for a walk, it was so wet.  Put some ice on that ankle (or the head of a snowman), and be thankful you don't have to carry an umbrella.

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 7 years ago

Malcolm, it was very brave of you to go outside and take those beautiful pictures LOL. Hope you packed snow around that ankle to keep it from swelling ;). We had a bit too but it melted by 2pm thank goodness! It's been such a mild winter around here that some of the squirrels are starting to shed fur. If March is bitter they are in for a shock.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 7 years ago

LOL! Great blog Malcolm, felt like we were walking with you! Maybe you should hibernate with your squirrel friend (where is he these days?), anyway glad you didn't or we wouldn't have seen these beautiful shots. Hope your ankle is better and camera is ok.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Malcolm - I love a walk in fresh snow--the falls I can do without.  I hope you're okay and warm.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 7 years ago

Fresh White Powder Snow can make any landscape seem so pretty.  And we have had so little of it this year, that we are not sick of it, Malcolm ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago