It was a bit perplexing, looking at the weather forecasts over the past few days. We'd have these lovely temperatures, hovering just a bit below freezing, while the app was saying it was cold. A few days ago, I could at least blame the wind chill... There is no new snow in those streams blowing … Continue reading Colder temps and signs of furry visitors
The cold snap that has been working its way across the prairies has hit us. It was -31C/-23F, with a wind chill of -39C/-38F this morning. At the time I write this, we have warmed up to -29C/-20F with a wind chill of -31C/-23F. The weather alert on my app is still saying wind chills … Continue reading Bitter cold, and sad news
I was able to swing by the lake this morning. I'd been able to swing by yesterday, as well, and saw that the first few ice fishing sheds were being put up. Today, there were a few more. I stayed nice and warm in the car to take this photo - I wasn't about to … Continue reading On Ice
Things warmed up a bit today, and we got a bit of snow. It won't last long; tomorrow, the temperatures are supposed to dip again. After some consideration of what materials I had available, today I finally built an insulated shelter for the outside cats, as an extra layer of protection in the sun room, … Continue reading Use Watcha Got cat condo!
Temperatures continue to be on the cold side. Last night, we were supposed to reach a low of -27C (-16F), with a windchill of -34C (-29F) - at least that's what The Weather Network predicted. My phone's app was predicting low of -24C (-11F). Either way, bitterly cold. Our high for today is supposed to … Continue reading Explosive!
This photo was taken on December 1st. I have never seen a robin this late in the year! Poor bugger looks cold!
With the timing of things for my daughter's Sunday shifts, I haven't been able to continue our search for a new church to attend, but I do try to take advantage of her short shift to make Sunday a day of rest. So many kittens! And their uncle/big brother. Oh, to be a cat, some … Continue reading A day of rest
I swung by the beach this morning, after dropping my daughter off at work. The last time I was there, the water was free of ice. It isn't, anymore. It's harder to tell in the photo above, but there is ice covering the water in the distance. The lake narrows a bit in this area; … Continue reading Blowing in
This was taken during the snow storm we had on April 15. The juncos weren't even feeding, really. Mostly, they just sat there, all puffed up, making the odd, desultory peck at some seeds. It must have been quite a shock for the juncos to be back for the summer, only to have winter hit … Continue reading Critter of the Day: cold!
Finally starting on February critter pictures! For the next few days, it'll be birds, birds, birds. 🙂 First up, a chilly little redpoll with her chickadee buddy. She looks like she's even squinting from the cold!