Finding Nemo – The Aftermath of Snow Envy- Winter Photos in Carleton Place


Finding Nemo – The Aftermath of Snow Envy

The blizzard they called Nemo in the United States is over, but the discussions are still endless south of the border. In Canada we received the same storm but our media headlines have already been changed to: “Will Jason Spezza return to play hockey for the Ottawa Senators this season?”

If you have a headline that says “RECORD BREAKING STORM!!!” on Huffington Post and the the body of your article says it didn’t break any records, is it journalistic malpractice, poor copy editing or just attempting to advance an agenda?  Bad weather is not a partisan issue, and is ill-mannered and ugly at best.

Blinding Nemo? Don’t encourage the media as they will be naming the sunny days ahead next.

Boston Blizzard sounds more dignified than naming it after a Disney animated clown fish, especially as there was loss of life and injuries on both sides of the border.

I have better headlines: People are skiing in the street and Children Learn to Make Snow Angels!

The news is reporting that this storm is #6 in snowfall total since record keeping began in MA and the wind gusts were 70mph+, stronger thanHurricane Sandy. Named winter storms are more dramatic and thus raises the ratings of the so-called news media in this country. If you don’t follow your own opinions your tail will get lost in the snow.

Apparently not many people remember what winter weather used to be like. This ”record” storm is nothing compared to some from years past. Humans have for almost their entire existence found ways to make it through winter without the 24 hr news channels doom and gloom hype.






When they receive 38″ of snow in Vail, Colorado everybody parties!





This is a photo of the interior of the above snow bank I took. Just take care of the seniors in your neighborhood and the rest of you, enjoy the silence after the media storm. 


Photos-by Linda Seccaspina








About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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