Friday, January 8, 2016

A Love Affair Or A Hate Relationship


We all like to complain about winter. Right?
It takes so long to get dressed. 
Your fingers almost freeze....not to mention your toes.
You have to be so careful about ice underfoot.
etc.....etc

What about the benefits?
Well, it IS refreshing to be outside for a while.
There are NO BUGS!!
If you dress correctly, there will be no worries about freezing to death.
We use YakTraks on our boots for traction
and they really work well.
Being photo nuts, our pictures seem so crisp and clear in the winter.

If you use your head and take the appropriate measures to ensure
your safety, then all ought to be fine out there.

What are your feelings about winter?
Love it, or hate it?



20 comments:

  1. Love winter, the fire glowing, hot coffee, good book, crossword puzzles, and naturally some quilting. Alas, no snow where we live, but sometimes lovely frosts and clear days. No need for those spiky Yak Traks ( they are for sale in NZ !!!) but merino is very well used. Summer, too hot, watering lawns and gardens every day. give me the cold days any time. Loved you last photos on Facebook of the walks. Or were they on Ron's pages?

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    1. You know, Jean, you have a point here. Funny you should mention quilting...I am presently repairing a very old I just acquired that was all hand done. And winter IS the perfect time to this all comfy and warm inside.
      Our Merino is getting regular usage these days. I wear merino long sleeve T-shirt for pajamas now!! perfect!
      It was probably Ron's FB page you saw. He is forever clicking away!! lol

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  2. Put me down for a hate! I wouldn't mind cold, clear winters even with a bit of snow. But ours are generally mild, wet and windy which I don't like at all.

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    1. You know what, Craig? Maybe that is why so many people from the United Kingdom emigrated to North America. I know there were a few other important reasons, but I bet this was one. Mild, wet, overcast conditions is what led Ron and I to leave the west coast of Canada and back east to Nova Scotia.

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  3. We actually have the sun coming up at the moment in a clear sky, and a slight ground frost. It was 0.4c when I got up at 8am. Lovely ! I have some snow boots with a spike that flips out from the heel, but not worn them for several years. ( probably rusted up by now!)

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    1. A clear sky?! That is GREAT, Frances, as I know it's been a dreary winter so far in the UK. Hold on to those 'snow boots'....one just never knows about the effects of climate change any more.

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  4. I don't love it. We don't REALLY experience it. My favourite thing in years past? You said it. No bugs and crisp photos. Here? Yesterday, I was bit by a mosquito (I wanted to write "bitten" like an American would but it makes my British friends crazy).

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    1. What do the British know anyway!! lol Now you have us both asking what we say!! Consensus.....Ron uses both; Jim uses 'bit'.

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  5. the clear night sky has the best stars Orion, Pleiades, Andromeda, Taurus

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    1. I will have to check these fells out, Marti. Thanks.

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  6. "If you dress correctly, there will be no worries about freezing to death." The government should use this in their tourism ads!

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  7. One of my favourite things about winter is NO BUGS! You are right, Jim, there are good things about winter. And I generally don't mind if the weather is not terribly cold.

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    1. You know what, Martha? I am finding the older I get the more patient I am dealing with the hassles of winter. If I remained impatient about it, it would be so much more unpleasant. It's all in the attitude.

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  8. i LOVE LOVE LOVE winter!!!! cold weather energizes me. i hate sun so overcast winter days are wonderful. i could live at the north pole! give me an igloo over a beach any day!

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    1. But Joyce! What about your lovely gardens in the summer and all the work you do in your gardens!!
      You are so funny! I breath better in the winter that is for sure and therefore more energy too.

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  9. Now that I am retired and don't have the worries of making it to work on time (the phone co) I love it more. I don't like cold but bundling up can be fun too-handmade sweaters, scarves and hats always brings me down memory lane and they are so cozy to wear. and I do love the no bugs-which is awesome- cause we get allot here in the summer

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    1. Hey Kathy. Good to see you! Yes, there is something to be said about being bundled up, warm and cozy!!
      Oh the bugs in spring and summer! One year we didn't have any....seriously! We had a 'thaw' in December and all the bug eggs hatched and ultimately they all died and therefore no bugs that spring!! YEAH!!

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  10. Love it until the end of April. Then I want to flip a switch and have it be spring. I'm using my Yaktrax on the roads when I walk. What a great invention!

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  11. I love every season but especially winter. Love to take stock, bundle up, and hibernate for awhile. I enjoy the snow but unfortunately we don't get it very much and when we do it's a disaster. No snow plows or prep measures taken. I think I would love an Nova Scotia winter...at least once!

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