Snowtember

So guess what?  It snowed here on Monday…and it’s still snowing.  We got 3 inches and are still under a heavy snowfall warning for today.  Yes.  In September.  I know, right?  Snowtember.

I seriously am not ready for this type of weather.  We live in winter for almost 8 months of the year around here, so to see it on your doorstep, covering all your potted plants and garden in the early part of September is very sad.  September is a month that we should be able to count on for summer temperatures. Actually the day before all this snow fell it was 27 degrees C here and I was wearing shorts, a tank top, sandals and had the A/C cranked.  Then the next day it snowed.

But we knew it was coming so the day before it arrived we made sure to soak up the sun, and I cleaned out my garden knowing that all my plants and flowers were likely going to die. Boo hooooo.

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I managed to harvest all my herbs and tomatoes from my tiny little urban garden, although most of my tomatoes are still green.  It felt weird bringing all my herbs in so soon, but at least I saved them for all the soups and stews I plan on making over the next few months!

After we got everything put away and battened down the hatches, we waited and waited for the snow that was supposed to come.  When we woke up in the morning it was just raining so I hoped that maybe, just maybe the snow skipped us.

But then this started about 3:00 in the afternoon.

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Snow coming in sideways, all heavy and wet.  Covering up summer like it never existed.  { insert cry face here }  Notice my hanging baskets over there…ya those ones under all that snow?

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Then an hour later everything was blanketed in white.  Yes, it’s pretty.  But NOT in September folks.  Nope, this is pretty in November…heck even in late October I don’t mind it.  But not now.  We did not sign up for Snowtember.

So now we wait and hope that the forecast changes and we can have a few more weeks of sun and warmth before summer officially disappears.  For now I will wear my boots and winter coat and sip my pumpkin spice latte with a big ol grin and bear it smile on my face.

But seriously, can you believe this?  Snow in September.  Oh, before you go, do you have any tips on what I should do with all my green tomatoes?  😉

Have a warm and sunny day!
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19 Comments

  • Reply Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More September 10, 2014 at 6:06 AM

    That’s crazy! I don’t like snow until Christmas Eve. Preferably not until Christmas Eve.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 10, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Isn’t this crazy?! I’m so not ready for this…we barely had time to get our heads wrapped around back to school, let alone snow!! 🙁

  • Reply Diane Choptiany September 10, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    As horrible as this has got to be you made me a little homesick for Calgary.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      Noooooo! Don’t feel homesick…trust me. It’s terrible and very cranky here in YYC today!

  • Reply Krisztina @ krisztinawilliams.com September 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    That’s crazy!!! I’m guessing you live in Canada?

  • Reply zan September 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Crazy weather! But photo #3 is pretty. Where do you live?
    I discovered your blog through a blogging buddy and really like it:)

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      I live in Alberta, Canada and even for us Canucks this weather is crazy early!! I’m happy you discovered me too! 🙂

      • Reply Sheila S. September 10, 2014 at 7:07 PM

        Truly very bizarre! Temps here in the nation’s capital are starting to dip and the forecast for Saturday is only 14. Even that’s unseasonable for this time of year. Hmmm .. wishing I could become a snowbird!

        • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 11, 2014 at 11:29 AM

          So bizarre! We’ve been wishing we could be snowbirds too…Arizona is sounding really great right about now! 😉

  • Reply Laureen September 11, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Our crazy Alberta weather, we didn’t get hit quite as bad in St. Albert. My son goes to University in Calgary and said the roads were horrible. Sunny days coming.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Sunny days are coming thankfully! 24 by next Tuesday! Crazy country! 😉

  • Reply Darklittle September 11, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    Yay!! Snow is awesome 😀 Love it!
    As to your green tomatos, leave them in a warm spot inside your house. As soon as the sun comes out, put them into the sunlight. They should ripen. That’s what my dad always does. It doesn’t matter if you’ve already harvested them.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 11, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      Thanks for the tip! I don’t want my tomatoes to go to waste!

      • Reply Lina Vetrone September 14, 2014 at 7:06 AM

        You can Preserve them. Preserved Green Tomatoes are awesome to eat on steak or in sandwiches. Yum!

  • Reply Michelle September 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    I am not ready for this either. I prefer snow after Thanksgiving, late November for us. Something tells me this is pretty early for you as well. We have gotten snow as early as early October. Friday night the temps got down to freezing (32F). It froze off my garden. Pumpkins that still needed time to grow, my raspberries. There were so many that just needed another week to grow and ripen. It was warm the day before. I hope it was just a fluke storm and it is gone and has warmed back up.

  • Reply Leslie September 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Green Tomato Mincemeat

    3 cups chopped green apple
    2 cups chopped green tomato
    2 cups brown sugar
    1/4 cup vinegar or cider vinegar
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. allspice
    1 tsp. cloves
    1tsp. salt
    1 lb. dark raisins
    1 cup suet
    1/2 – 1 whole orange (not peeled) chopped

    Combine and cook over low heat until desired consistency – 30 – 45 minutes.
    Bottle and seal. Makes over 1 quart

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