I remember the winter of 1977 when Southern Ontario was buried under giant snowdrifts for weeks. But it seems like that winter pales in comparison to what Buffalo is facing this week. My nephew Cody posted a photo of several people trying to clear the rooftop of a house in the American city. The house, surrounded by snow coated evergreens, is covered with a massive snowdrift. The adults who chip away at it with shovels are dwarfed by its sheer size.
The picture shows us how powerful nature is, and how powerless we are. Standing on that rooftop must be a humbling experience. It will probably take the Buffalonians all day to clear off that roof. But I'm sure they'll never forget this snowfall. It will be etched in their memory. They have the photograph to prove it.