Thursday, 31 January 2013

Cold

It was COLD last week  The kind of cold that makes the door protest when you try to open it.  The kind of cold that freezes the inside of your nostrils the moment you inhale.  The world was a collage of exhaust.  Constantly running furnaces sent trails creeping up from rooftops, and vehicle exhaust lingered along roadways. The snow crunched and squeaked like styrofoam underfoot.  Even the most diehard boot, hat, and mitt resister was bundled under multiple layers when the wind chill made it feel like -35°C.


This week was a completely different story.  Words like spring-like, balmy, and unseasonal were part of every conversation because it was suddenly warm... like wear a T-shirt to put out the garbage warm.  


Until this morning, when winter returned with a snow-squalling, wind-howling vengeance.  Seriously Canada, make up your mind... is it winter or not?  I guess we'll wait and see what our groundhog friend has to say about it all this weekend.

In other news, hockey play-offs for the boys start this week.  We had a great weekend at the International Silver Stick Tournament in Port Huron, Michigan.  The big kids have wrapped up exams and are starting a fresh new semester.  

And I've been more or less taking a photo a day:








37 comments:

  1. Our weather has been goofy too in Illinois. Sixty one day and snow the next, now 15 degrees.

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  2. Good Afternoon Jenn, My word, your -35 degrees makes our -4 degrees feel like summer!
    Well, possibly not, but my your weather is cold.
    Your vase of flowers is lovely....there is nothing like flowers to brighten a room.
    Have a lovely afternoon.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  3. Yep same weather here. Woke up to howling winds the next thing I know we had snow squalls then it was over and the sun came out. gotta love Canada!

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  4. Those biscuits look good! I thought we'd had it cold here until I saw that first photo of yours....brrrr.

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  5. The first pic my favorite :-)
    I'm from Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop, Week #15
    http://becreativemommy.blogspot.co.uk
    Joanna

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  6. North Carolina is much like Canada, only 20 degrees warmer! :) So sick of these crazy temps!

    Love your cookie pic.

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  7. Hi Jenn,
    -35 degrees - yikes! Then balmy weather. My goodness. The wacky weather throws me off on what month it is. Good luck keeping up with it.
    Thank you for linking up to the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop. Good to see you back.

    Karina
    http://momintheusa.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, what a spectacular photo. I remember cold winters like this when I lived in Russia.

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  9. That top photo is amazing!!! So pretty!!

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  10. I have been hearing about the crazy weather back in Ontario. Saw pictures of completely iced roads in Haliburton. Here is Arizona is has been goofy too. We had cold 5 days of freezing nighttime temps. And today is the first really warm - no sweater afternoon.
    Beautiful pictures.
    Blessings,
    janis

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting...tried to reply via email but unfortunately you're set up as a no-reply blogger. Hoping for some real spring-like weather soon!

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  11. Hey! I'm your newest follower from the Blog Hop! Loving your blog so far - the weather in England is very similar, it just cannot make up it's mind! I find the key to changeable weather is to wear LOTS of layers, so you can take off/put on when needs be!

    Will follow you. Feel free to check out my blog, Fizzy Peaches - http://fizzypeaches.blogspot.co.uk

    Lyndsay ♡
    Fizzy Peaches

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  12. Hey, new follower from the Friday Chaos linkup. I feel your pain with the -35, it was -45 here last week! I live in Winnipeg. :) Lovely photos, that first one is amazing!

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  13. Stopping by from the "Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop"! LOVE the snow! I live in Texas...we've barely had a winter. Happy New Follower!!

    Tif
    Ramblings of a Southern Belle
    http://www.rambling-southern-belle.com

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  14. Ah, yes, I remember in Chicago having a warm spot in the middle of winter--just to throw us off track! Love your photos. They are all nicely done.

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  15. Weather has been crazy here in Pennsylvania too! Love your pictures!

    ~L

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  16. What an interesting post! I love your photos. I hope your week is off to a good start. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  17. Thanks so much for joining in on the hop! I'm excited to be a follower! ((Hugs)) Heather @stringtownhome.BlogSpot.com

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  18. Thanks for sharing with us at welcome to the weekend hop, great pictures :)

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  19. That first picture is amazing!! Thank you for linking up to The Great Blog Train! Angie@godsgrowinggarden.com Marci@stonecottageadventures.com Helen@blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com

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  20. Sounds like some unpredictable weather! Brrr, though, when you say cold, you mean cold! I love the first picture, it's gorgeous. I also think the bread picture is beautiful too.

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  21. Awesome! Thank you for coming over to my blog! Happy Wednesday (almost Thursday, hehe). :)

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  22. only one more month jenn and then we will be in the clear. don't you just love winter.

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    1. I DO love winter, sometimes.

      Not today though, what with this mega-storm rolling through... definitely not today. Is the weather keeping you indoors? Preferably in front of your computer, creating another gem for us to read??

      Thanks for visiting :)

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  23. this first pic is stunning! thanx for sharing with tina´s ww! :)

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  24. Hi Jenn,
    WOW! That is quite the picture of all the ice! Minus 35, now that is COLD! Here in NH, gets pretty cold, too. We are expecting a BIG storm tomorrow that could dump two feet of snow where I live. Getting prepared for it today.
    Dawn

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  25. Love that first picture Jenn - beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up on Grow Your Blog today,
    Happy Thursday!
    ang
    juggpingactmama.blogspot.com

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  26. It has been up and down here in the southern US also! Near 70 one day... around freezing the next. I LOVE that top photo!!

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  27. we are warm @62 degrees on our side of the world :) stopping by to say aloha! thanks for the follow and i'm following you back...

    huggies♥
    rea

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  28. Crazy weather, but amazing pictures! Love them all! Love your blog! I'm your newest follower from the Aloha Blog Hop.

    Monica
    Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews
    http://monicasrrr.blogspot.com

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  29. Winter has been mild here so far. I'll be glad when Spring arrives! Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  30. Thanks for visiting my Bloglovin' blog hop! Now following via GFC, Bloglovin', and G+.

    http://www.happykidsinc.blogspot.com

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  31. That bread looks delicious!

    Thank you so much for stopping by Snack Cups and Smiles via the Aloha Friday Hop! I'm following you through all the social media outlets available on your blog including email.

    With Smiles,
    Angie

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  32. I just wanted to pop over and thank you for joining us at our first "Linkin with the ladies" Thursday blog hop! I hope you met a few new ladies and gain some new followers. We had so much fun! I really appreciate your support.
    Hope you can join us again next week!
    Thanks again,
    Katie~
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

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  33. These are fun photos and the first with the ice is very beautiful. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More! I'm now following you back on GFC and I've added Google+ too.

    Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa

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  34. Awesome! I'm back to tell you I'll feature your image on my blog for my Sunday post (along with some other wonderful Wordless Wednesday photos). Thanks for linking up! :)

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  35. I love the first picture. There is nothing like snow pictures.

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