I snapped this photo five days ago. It was the first time we were able to navigate the streets of our small Saskatchewan city after the spring snowstorm hit a few days prior.

Prior to this photo, the streets were blocked with the heavy snowfall. After that, as you can see in the photo, the meridian had high banks of snow that were pushed up by the city graders.

As of two days ago, the meridians were cleared, but there are still massive banks of snow everywhere.

The latest snowstorm I remember here was on May 12, 1983. The reason I remember the exact date is because that was the day I went into labour before delivering our daughter the next day.

All I did in post processing was a bit of white balance correction and some straightening of the perspective (in Snapseed). I like how the shadows of the trees show off the sunlight.

Although I’m not overly fond of the late snowfall, as I’ve said in a previous post, the moisture in this area was much needed.

“Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.”

L. M. Montgomery