Frozen Man Discovered in Nova Scotia Snow Bank


What kind of wife is it… who, having seen her husband coming up the path after being out for hours in his tractor in a blizzard gets the camera all set up so that when he comes in, she can grab a picture to show you all? Don't answer that question, please.

It wasn't funny at all, I realized as soon as I had clicked the shutter (I only got one photograph and before you ask , no, I did not say " smile honey! "

He had been clearing the drive as you possibly saw in the video I posted the other day, linked below if you missed it. He couldn't stop shaking and I was seriously worried that he had gone into some kind of shock. His feet were so cold he couldn't put them into the bath I drew for him without being in extreme pain, until he had let them thaw out for almost 20 minutes. I did make him a cup of tea, so I am not entirely self-serving, I hope you understand.

So you see it's not all fun and games in a Nova Scotia winter! (

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46 Responses

  1. +Ellie Kennard Hip deep snow – seems so alien. We've had nothing more than a light dusting here this winter and very little frost – the leaves on the beautiful pelagonium I bought last summer has only just died off!

    Leicester is in a valley and most of the bad weather seems to pass over us. Higher parts of the county see a little more, but we do get off very lightly – although when the snow does come, it sticks around.

    I know what you mean about the damp – it really seeps into your bones – and if your joints and bones are getting stiff and old like mine, you really feel it ;0)

  2. +Karen Cooper
    Knee Hip deep in snow indeed. It's cold when you spend a lot of time sitting on a tractor out in a blizzard. However, in spite of being brought up in Montreal at a time when we walked everywhere as children and played outdoors summer and gasp! winter, I never felt colder than I did my first summer in the UK when I thought that if it was July I should wear summer clothes. That was cold! It's the damp I wasn't used to.

  3. Oh my! Amazing photograph – we really don't understand this kind of cold here in Leicester! We're starting to see the first signs of Spring and you are still – quite literally – knee deep in snow. Stay warm and safe.

  4. Now if refering to the fun event with the MONGOLIANS . They had large fur coats and a cigar in the mouth . Then each hand had a roll of cash and a bottle of vodka … I was head to toe thermals and it was too cold to change a filter on the camera lens .. fun

  5. Len you are a wonder! In all the years I have known you, l I never knew you had raced horses with the Mongolians in -48 temperatures. Stop boasting about warm sunny Brisbane, as it is not making me feel anything but colder! Still, it's quite warm today. I think we got to 0 degrees. Positively balmy. 😀
    +Len Phillips

  6. Ellie that brings back memories of racing horses at minus 46 with the Mongolians.Eyebrows and mustache hairs broke off .
    This does not happen in sunny Brisbane here Down Under . Now that warming cuddle would be worth it 🙂

  7. Oh yes, I am sure you have +Rob Patterson – and there's that other moment when the zip on your coat has frozen against your neck and you can't speak because your vocal chords are frozen. You've been there too, I imagine. One of the highlights of Steven's first winters here.

  8. Poor Steven.
    I can see why you shot this though, very dramatic. This really does show the reality of harsh winters.
    I feel cold looking at him, brrr.

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