Sunday, January 23, 2011
How to get toasty on a chilly day
We are experiencing lake effect snow - which means that Georgian Bay is still open water and the north, east and west winds that whistle across it pick up a lot of moisture that they just have to drop on the valley. I want to yell "We get it already! Global warming - bad!" (The Bay used to freeze solid not to many years ago until way out in open water... all the coves and many of the larger inlets would be gigantic skating rinks... some people used to ski or skate across miles of it.
And if I was closer to the Bay today (I live about 15 miles due south) I would see steam rising from the water in between the floating icebergs...it's that cold - minus 30 C with the wind chill this morning. Even the birds are fluffed up and sitting down on their legs to keep them warm inside their feathers.
And lots of snow on everything as well - very pretty but frankly this morning I want to stay inside. Even the dogs who love the snow and cold don't want to stay outside for long. The wind is higher now, and the sun is trying to come through the roiling snow, but it will be a cold trip to the driveshed to get more wood for the fire... after that I'm going to read the day away I think.
How about you? what do you do on a cold and snowy day?