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Snow .. Oh, Yay!

June Snow 1

It’s almost the end of June… barbecue season, supposedly… and here it is snowing.

I took this picture an hour ago from our front door looking towards the almost thawed ‘Dead-Dog Lake’ and now I am having some misgivings about a planned cook-out tomorrow. I’ve already had a bit of bad luck in that two packages of chicken I had in the fridge ready to marinate today turned out to be decidedly ‘iffy’ smelling when I opened them. Now, I have to do a sudden quick change of menu at the last minute (sigh).

Readers of my blog will recall that I have never been entirely sure what it is that my wife does for a living with all the travelling she does. I have long suspected that she might be an international assassin and, tomorrow she is hosting a group of ten people up from Toronto who, she tells me, are from IBM. Personally, I think they are actually CIA but, in any event, I have been dragooned into cooking a couple of dishes for an ‘al fresco’ meal at the nearby, and very beautiful, Sylvia Grinnell Park.

Things are not boding very well so far so I hope those reading this will keep their fingers crossed for me. If everything does come off alright, maybe I will have some nice pictures for you in a day or so…

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  1. Good luck to you! I just had to throw away a package of chicken the other night because it smelled iffy! Organic chicken at that. So expensive…

    It’s sunny and 85 degrees here (Southern New Hampshire), I think that if I looked outside and saw snow after the long, very snowy winter we had….I would have a stroke. 😉

    June 22, 2013
  2. Normally I wouldn’t mind … I’d hate for weather to wreck things though. My wife has really been wrking hard to entertain these people…

    June 22, 2013
  3. Ooh I love it that your wife may be a spy! That and snow in June when the sun is actually shining in Ireland!

    June 22, 2013
  4. Sun? I’ve heard of that, I think 🙂

    June 22, 2013
  5. I will keep my fingers crossed for you even though I am know for sure whatever you make will be fantastic.

    June 22, 2013
    • Menu planned and preparation underway … hope it all comes together 🙂

      June 23, 2013
  6. I totally think your wife is spy! Whatever you do, John, don’t feed her fellow agents dodgy chicken. The consequences could involve entire nations 😉

    June 22, 2013
  7. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! And I hope the sun comes out soon.

    June 23, 2013
    • The weather forecast is calling for sun and cloud, but no rain or snow 🙂

      June 23, 2013
  8. SNOWING in JUNE? The weather has gone made. It’s supposed to be summer here in the UK but it’s just miserable. Rain and wind all day.

    June 23, 2013
    • Actually … I have seen snow every month of the year here in Nunavut.

      June 23, 2013
  9. LOL! Love the CIA story.
    Our ‘summer’ is more like autumn so far, too…

    June 23, 2013
  10. Good luck with the weather John! You are so fun, CIA, eh?
    Have fun and enjoy the day:)

    June 23, 2013
    • I could tell you the *real* truth, of course … but then my wife would have to have you whacked out 🙂

      June 23, 2013
  11. Is snow normal there for this time of year? I know what you mean about the spy thing – I often wonder about my better half – no one would want to spend half their life in different Travel Lodges up and down the country every week unless they were doing something like covert surveillance. My hubby just says he is an International Man of Mystery and I don’t question him any further.

    June 23, 2013
    • Snow isn’t that unusual… we still have snow lying in some places. This time of year, though, any snow flurries don’t accumulate.

      June 23, 2013
  12. This is the maddest weather related thing I have seen. And we Brits thought we had it bad in Summer.

    June 25, 2013
  13. Snow in June? Yikes! Though it seems we here in Northern Illinois have seen nothing but rain for a straight week. (today’s finally sunny – hurray!). Much luck with your al fresco dinner, though I wonder if the “iffy” chicken could have worked at torturing the truth out of the IBM/CIA people. 🙂

    June 30, 2013
    • Things worked out. No secrets revealed but nobody got whacked out either 🙂

      June 30, 2013
      • Well, that’s a plus then! 🙂 I’m glad all worked out!

        June 30, 2013

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