Friday, January 25, 2013

A Very Short Walk In The Cold




Two days ago we thought we'd take Sophie to Fort Needham.


Since it is in the north end of the city and we just happened to be there anyway, we parked


the car and headed up the hill. We knew it was going to be windy and cold but we headed up


nonetheless. And let me tell you, IT WAS COLD!!! I can usually withstand the cold


but this was bitter. I was fine from the waist up, not so from waist to toes!! 


And I had on long-johns too. Luckily Sophie met another dog


and they entertained themselves running in circles after each other.


It didn't last for long however and we very quickly headed 


back down the hill to the car. Time for pizza!!
Heard later on the radio that is was a balmy -22C with windchill.






31 comments:

  1. Hello Jim,
    You could have joined in with Sophie, running in circles to keep warm!! Beautiful pictures, but for once maybe better viewed this side of the screen and not in person... -22° is just chilling saying it!! Have a good weekend.
    Ivan

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    1. Smart man you are Mr.Ivan!! Stay where you are!
      I wasn't about to start running around with Sophie as it would have only increased the wind-chill factor!! Br-r-r-r.
      Have a great weekend Ivan.
      Jim

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  2. Way too cold to be out, as for Sophie, I am glad she had a friend for company, even if only for the mad circle dash. Do you wear moleskin trousers,over long johns? In the far south here in NZ. , that is what all the men wear, the moleskin is finely woven, thick and almost with a brushed finish, I have them myself for our colder days. Wind proof a lot more than ordinary fabric, and what the girls do is to wear waterproofs over the top as well, if working outside on the farm. Never mind if you look roly=poly, warmth is the necessity!! Greetings from Jean.

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    1. OK Jean! I had on my Merino long-johns but will have to investigate these moleskins you mentioned. I am sure they would be available here. At my age I don't care any more about how I look....the warmer the better! Thanks for suggestion and have a great weekend in your garden!!
      Jim

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  3. brrrrr I feel that cold just looting at your beautiful photos-I remember those days-we moved down a little more south when we retired. It still gets winter here-but usually no severe cold-do stay warm-hugs

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    1. Thanks Kathy! You were smart to move further south. Let me see, if I moved a little south here in Canada, I'd end up just on the border with Maine!! A lovely state mind you but still north!! lol
      Have a good weekend Kathy.

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  4. Maybe -- if you had joined Sophie + friend in romping, you would have warmed up! :)

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    1. And my face would have frozen off too!!lol There were warnings about not staying out too long for humans and pets, so we listened and took heed.

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  5. I think it was just an excuse to go out and get pizza!! :) Beautiful photos, Jim. You are brave getting out on a day like that...even if just for a little while!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Can't get a thing past you! But pizza really does work!!

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  6. Even with long johns on, still cold enough to freeze your *COUGH COUGH* off, eh?

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    1. 'Fraid so! I know I may sound like I'm whining here Ms.Used-To-The-Cold Edmonton, but it is a 'wet cold' here!! lol

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  7. No way. Sorry. Mom was freezing when it was in the 30's F here a couple of weeks ago!!!

    -Bart and Ruby

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  8. Your photography is awesome!!!

    Keep warm,
    Terri

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  9. Any excuse for a pizza!
    Beautiful shots. I really like that tree - the one by the bench.

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    1. That's for sure, Pat!
      That tree is a Beech tree.....my favourite tree of all time. we have two in the front garden which are growing by leaps and bounds!!

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  10. That is one cool tree!

    Think that's where the phrase "freezing your butt off" must have started.
    Wise to get pizza, think I would have ordered extra to sit on
    or does your car have seat warmers?

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    1. I am sure this is where that phrase comes from! Seat warmers? Now that is a good idea Sharon! You just never stop!! lol

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  11. Brrrr! I was wondering what kind of tree that is too, and now I know it's a Beech.
    I had a sudden craving for pizza, so we're going out for some tonight. And now I'm reading your blog, thinking "hmmm. Could this sudden craving have something to do with Jim's post yesterday? hmmm."

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    1. Sending 'pizza energy' west!!!!lol

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  12. We gots to toughen you up Daddio!

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  13. Here, with the windchill, it felt like minus 43, or something like that...
    Told you to wear your long johns!!!!
    :D~
    HUGZ

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    1. Oh, but that's more a 'dry' cold, isn't it!? lol
      I had longjohns on....maybe two pair!!

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  14. Your pictures are beautiful. I can feel what it must have felt like just by looking at them. Double Brrr! I hope that it's beginning to warm up for you all. Stay warm!

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    1. We are trying to keep warm. It's supposed to hit the high of 0C by Tuesday. Yeah!

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  15. Love the pristine crisp air and the sunlight on snow that you've captured here. Gorgeous shots.

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    1. Thank you Fiona. The air was crisp and very clear that day.

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