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Two Coasts, Two Kinds of Snow


Today, May 24th, it snowed a foot or more on the east coast of Canada. This is not normally May weather, even for the province of Newfoundland.

As I stepped outside in my front yard on the west coast of Canada, it looked like snow too. But a second look told me the white “flakes” on the ground were actually tired dogwood petals that had finished blooming.

As I turned to walk towards the front yard, I saw more snow. But this time it was in the shape of snowballs from my snowball bush (part of the viburnum family).

I really sympathize with the Newfoundlanders today, but I wouldn’t want to trade places with them. I like our kind of snow better.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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33 thoughts on “Two Coasts, Two Kinds of Snow

  1. I agree! One of many reasons I stay in Las Vegas. 😎🌴🌵🌞

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  2. Add to that the snowballs from the cottonwood trees. They are everywhere, inside and out. They bunch up in corners, wait for you to open the door, then grin as they puff inside.
    Still better than Newfoundland.

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  3. I like your kind of snow much better, especially after the winter we had.

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  4. And I’ll take West Coast weather over Alberta!

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  5. We’ve got it pretty good here.


  6. I’ve never seen a snowball bush…it’s beautiful, Anneli!

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  7. Beautiful! 🙂 I wasn’t familiar with the snowball bush either.

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  8. Have to agree Anneli. Your garden is looking wonderful!


  9. We had a snowball bush in the front yard of our first home. I loved it! Our neighbour has one where we live now, so I am still able to take delight in it 🙂

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  10. Ha ha! Clever and fun surprise! I love your alternative take on snow. 🙂

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  11. Looks like you chose the right coast 🙂

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  12. I love the last photo, so beautiful!

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  13. That kind of snow I can handle anytime!


  14. Yes, such “snow” is much more better than in Newfoundland, especially in May.

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  15. I am trying to imagine snow right now. And cannot! But that tree–so beautiful!! I like your kind best, too!

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  16. I so enjoyed seeing the spring “snow” of the dogwood and snowball trees, Anneli. A clever twist on the seasons, and such gorgeous trees.

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