Friday, February 13, 2015

When the world was green

Seeing the forest for the trees
London, ON
October 2014
Photo by Dahlia Levy
We woke up this morning to temperatures of minus a bazillion degrees and wind chills somewhat colder than that. The car is buried under enough snow that I can't make out its shape, and I'm hoping it'll even start when I head outside in a bit. I just finished a radio interview on winter apps that can make the white stuff a little easier to bear.

Of course the interwebs are alive with complaints about the weather, as if whining about it will change anything. For the record, folks, it won't. So may as well add a few layers, suck it up and enjoy a good old Canadian winter. It's who we are, after all.

I thought a flashback to warmer days - with a bit of natural green thrown in for good measure - might help ease the pain for anyone still pining for spring. Our daughter captured this lovely scene on a walkabout in October. I'm guessing we'd have a much more difficult time walking into the valley today, but it's only a matter of time before this part of the planet warms up again.

There are always better days ahead. It's up to us to hold onto them as tightly as we can.

Your turn: What's the weather like near you? How are you dealing with it?


21 Wits said...

We've actually had a pretty mild winter this year, we're really down for our usual snow totals too, but like Minnesota is- we go from nice, pretty strolls around the ice rink, to -4 degrees real temperature but feels like -25 degrees at the bus stop just yesterday! So yep, it's like Brrrrrrrrrrr! For the moment, But the weatherman mentioned warmer temps coming!

21 Wits said...

As for what I'm doing, we're playing along with the Checkpoint Minnesota game this year, and visiting other neighboring towns not on that list, every weekend! Something to look forward to.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cold (14 degrees this a.m.), but sunny.

I'm going for a walk!

Somewhere round about said...

cold but easing off....enough for me to venture off out into the garden yesterday!