Say, the weather outside is frightful…

There’s a kind of hush all over the world. It’s funny how what’s happening right now, right around you, feels like it’s all over the world. Because it fills your world entirely at the moment. It’s a sensation sort of, and especially noticeable during storms.

This is what my weather feed looks like this morning’

40 cm for non-metric souls is 15.7 inches. Enough to bring to a (often screeching) halt, general every day traffic and activity. The immediate world gets very quiet.

Media, instant news and views, lets us know what goes on almost anywhere, almost instantly today, but as a young child 7 decades ago what was happening to us immediately was ’the whole world’. The most we got to see of other parts of the globe were short news clips and articles by magazines like National Geographic which revealed wondrous things about life elsewhere. You know the funny thing is that when I saw a photograph back then of a foreign spot, I was able to imagine what it must be like. Somehow with today’s instant and constant reveals it’s not the same. Today I see, hunger, war, pestilence, as well as beauty and breath taking vistas, but I can’t really feel it in the same way.

Looking down from my balcony into my neighbours yard. This tree is massive up close.

I wish I could show you the falling snow.

An up close of my window sill

The above is unusual. I have a south facing view so it is a surprise to find snow accumulating on the sill. But watching the lacy shawl of white falling I can see the wind is blowing in every direction possible. Snow on window sills makes me feel cozy.

Today was to be the first day students were to return to school since well before Christmas, all part of Covid shutdown. But Mother Nature has delivered that most sacred of holidays to children in the region, a SNOW DAY! It doesn’t matter that they have spent most of this school year in lock down – a SNOW DAY is a celebration that calls for toboggans. sleighs, hot chocolate, and gingerbread cookies. **And for some – endless bouts of shovelling every couple of hours, and blocked driveways from snow ploughs.

So I am off to talk myself into a mid-winters walk in the proverbial wonderland.

For all of you, may your day be filled with delight and joy

Chris G

Monday January 17, 2022 at North Lat of 43 and 80 West Long

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

22 thoughts on “Say, the weather outside is frightful…”

  1. Enjoy! We had snow at the beginning of last week, then a very sunny (though cold) seven days so roads are clear, but it’s still a winter wonderland. I suppose for people working from home, it won’t make so much difference if there’s 40 cm of snow on the ground!

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    1. That’s true Cat. I think of everyone who had to go out to get to work, or appointments and remembered all those days as a nurse that I went. And I worry about the homeless. Sigh

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  2. Hi Chris. I can no longer imagine that amount of snow and if I try, it takes me back to Montréal days when I shovelled snow from the driveway so I could go to the shops. Great photos but I think I prefer mine looking at the garden in the sunshine. Thanks for sharing anyway, even if it doesn’t attract me.

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    1. Thank Colleen. I see Toronto which is about an hour and a bit from me down the road figures it will take them a week to clean up. I find a comfort in lots of snow – as long as I am warm and inside of course!


  3. I’ve only experienced snow once in my life, so as heavy as this snowfall looks, I suspect I might still enjoy it there. Maybe for a day or two, then I’d want my tropical days back, lol. Thanks so much for sharing, Chris!

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  4. It has been several years since we have had snow and ice. But we are supposed to get some Friday and Saturday. I wouldn’t mind a day of snow, but ice storms are awful. With ice storms, there are usually widespread power outages. Wintery weather in the deep south is not good.

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