Thursday, January 2, 2014

Coping With A Cold-Snap


Most of Canada is in the grip of an Arctic cold-snap.

Yes, this IS Canada and it IS winter after all,
but this is early for even us.

So when I looked out a window yesterday 
and saw that the shed's widows were completely
frosted over,
I knew we would be in for a cold walk/hike today.


Inside was another story: warm, green plants seemed to be thriving near a window.


I couldn't help but dream for a second about being in a 'summer cottage'
like the one below.......enjoying a warmer season.


After putting it off for as long as I could
and after putting on multiple layers of clothing 
and taking along newly acquired 'hand-warmers,
we were off on our hike.

I would have a few photos of the hike but Picasa is not cooperating
at the moment and won't allow me to download my photos.

It is cold here lately but with the help of 'layers'
and those very effective hand-warmers'
we had a great walk/hike
and Sophie had a blast too!





21 comments:

  1. Hand warmers, are those the ones that fit inside a glove, and can be re-heated? We have those here, and also "one-use" ones. wonderful in freezing weather. Accuweather tells me you have -17, real feel is like -26, and ....Blizzard conditions, Greetings from warm NZ, Jean.

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    1. I have the 'one-use' ones and they are great....lasts a very long time, Jean.
      yes, Ms.NZ Weather reporter it IS very cold today with a blizzard coming our way tonight!
      Better get 'things' done today and back home....pronto!
      Enjoy your warm weather Jean and thanks for the update!

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  2. that weather is about to hit us. first we get a snowstorm and then the cold weather. bring it on !!! i love it!

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  3. It's the same here, Jim, unfortunately. Well, we just need to get through January and February, and then we'll be on our way to much, much better days. Let's just hang in there for a few weeks! Stay warm!

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    1. I heard, Martha, that it's like this all over Canada. Hey it's winter in Canada and we know what we have to do to get through to 'spring'....right?

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  4. Yeah, raw here too. Currently only 14C... And cloudy... I had been complaining, but not anymore.

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    1. Br-r-r-r! Makes me shiver Mitch at the thought of it!! lol
      Enjoy.

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  5. Hand warmers rock! Fur-lined mitts are good too, if you can find a pair.

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    1. Debra, they sure do! Never tried fur-lined mitts though.

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  6. No hand warmers needed here as it is around 25 F in the morning and then up into the 60s F during the day. Happy New Year, Jim!

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    1. Hi Inger! Enjoy those balmy temperatures!!

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  7. I heard on the weather this morning that Canada was getting hit with an arctic blast too-stay warm all of you

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    1. Hi Kathy! We are doing our best to be warm....in a few days it is supposed to warm up a bit.

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  8. It's nice to be all snug and warm inside on such a cold day. Happy New Year to you, Ron and Sophie!

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    1. It sure is, Pat! Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

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  9. Hi Jim, Keep warm! Cold here in Breck, too. I always use hand warmers on very cold days when I downhill ski - I have my Grands use them, too.

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  10. Hi Jim,
    We heard the temperatures for your neck of the woods this evening and immediately thought of you, Ron and Sophie. Wonderful pictures of those windows, both outdoor and indoor ones. Very glad you made it out for your hike. We thought we were troopers to make it down to Water Street and back in a pouring rain today, but you have us beat. Bill and I wish you, Ron and Sophie the best of health and peace in your hearts throughout 2014 and beyond!

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  11. We may freeze to death. It's supposed to get down to 39 F tonight. However shall we survive?

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. That's some pretty thick frost! I hope you enjoyed your walk!

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  13. You three seem to be in a weather bullseye this year. It's balmy and warm now, but we're going to drop 50 t0 50 degrees (F.) in the next day or so! I'd need to have hand warmers everywhere! I've been ruined by all these years in the warmer USA! Take care!

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