The back yard has gone from this . . .
to being clear of snow, to this . . .
But that is just one aspect of reality. J suspected the back lane would be full of the white, fluffy stiff, and that I might have trouble getting out to worship tomorrow morning. She was right.
So, as you can see, I did some shovelling.
There is noting particularly bad in this. The snow was above my boot tops, but I managed to get things cleaned with not too much trouble. Fortunately, my back-lane neighbour had been through with his 4x4 pick-up truck, so the laneway would be relatively clear for the morning. Good tracks to follow. Unless they get blown in.
The complicating factor here is the temperature. The thermometer just outside our back door says. . . .
Yes, that is -26°C (or about -15F). That's only part of the story. It's going to fall further tonight. How low you ask? To about -38C (or about -36F — if you count things that way). Which means we've been receiving a cold weather warning from Environment Canada. Another brisk, fresh, bracing evening. Truly!
What to do? What to do?
The first thing is to build a really good fire in the fireplace. Ahhh!!
Then do some light reading (about our perceptions of aging in North American society). For example, what do you feel is good, or not so good, about a picture of a 90-year-old woman wearing a bikini? (Remember, that could be your mum or grandma!)
In the process, I'll have a couple of mugs of mead (a drink made from fermented honey — a great favourite of the Celts, as well as Bears).
Finally, I'll grab a couple of blankets and head for my den. For a long winter's nap. Yes!!
See you in the spring.
Blessings and Bear hugs until then!