Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How's this for the reality of winter

Pretty bleak and this was taken during the daytime by neighbours who snowshoe across the back of our property.  It is overlooking the valley to the north.  Now you know why Canadians flee to the southern climates and Florida where Sara lives.
It's -8F tonight and the windchills will make it more like -34F...that's 32F which is freezing, this is below zero F.  Believe me, it's bitterly cold.
Rosey in Southern Ontario, Canada

5 Comments:

At January 8, 2014 at 4:08 AM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

So good to hear from you Rosey. We have been wondering how things are with you. Good to know that you do at least have the power on, and that you have plenty of fire wood for the stoves. Hard for us to imagine such temperatures. Keep warm and post when you can.

 
At January 8, 2014 at 6:52 AM , Blogger heather said...

O Rosey ! I do believe you.....we have another day of minus mid 30's with windchill, which is about 10 degrees warmer than we have had.....my oldest son is one of those in Toronto airport caught up in all the cancellations of flights.....trying to get to Halifax for business...maybe today but from the news on TV this morning it's probably 50-50 whether he will get out today.....

Stay warm !

 
At January 8, 2014 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Fran (Sth Aust) said...

Oh my! Those temps are just beyond the pale of my Aussie understanding. Give me 40 deg C heat any day vbg. Rosey, thought you and hubby might like to know that Adam, Graham's nephew who drove us to visit you that day, has just become the father of a little girl in Toronto. Haven't heard how they got to the hospital in that weather yet.

 
At January 8, 2014 at 7:27 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

It's interesting that two of the responses are from down under where temperatures never reach anything such as ours here but for the mountainous regions of both countries, I'm assuming. But Heather, well now, our temperatures never compare with the extremes she gets many hours north of Toronto, which we are an hour north of. And Fran, that young man didn't look old enough to be a father, but then, I guess I'm getting older and parents getting younger.
In Doris's post she mentions Sophie taking her time doing her business outside. Try weather so cold the dog's paws freeze up in seconds when they go out but then I have Meg, a year and a half, picking up bunny pooh on top of the snow and me yelling: leave it, leave it...I sound like a harridan. Bunnies live beneath our porches in winter and perhaps summer, patrol at night and early morning.
It is still cold though expecting to warm up to 36F on Sat. and guess what: rain is forecast. Picture four feet of snow with rain on top of it...mush, then temperatures dip down below freezing, ice. Talking about the weather becomes a national pastime for Canadians in winter.
Rosey

 
At January 8, 2014 at 8:36 PM , Blogger Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Those frigid temps. in Canada mean we here in Minnesota get to see the beautiful white owls. There are a number of reports of them around the Twin Cities with one of them sitting on a freeway light today. Cold here also with -28 Mon. morning. Cold weather equals reading and quilting at my house.
Stay warm......

 

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