Sunday, 15 January 2012

Feels cold, looks beautiful!

10:55 a.m. Jan. 14th
Clear, cold and sunny!
OK. I thought yesterday morning was cold.

How much colder could it get?

It was bitterly cold using the snowblower.  I started to use the shovel, but changed me mind.
The wind had scattered the snow across my freshly done driveway. After doing the back deck, I couldn't feel my baby fingers! Back indoors, I double-gloved, well, gloved underneath my heavy mitts. That helped. It's different than walking, as your hands are frozen to the snowblower handle!
8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

This morning was a bit more frosty. I'm planning a walkabout. I think the snowshoes will be important. Double-gloves and face protection.

We have about a foot of snow.

It's not so bad if you keep moving.
Poor JB went out to feed frozen deer and fetch the paper.
Nice snow cover protects the plants

Trees are still droopy with the ice pellets that froze on their branches.

 
At our favourite pub they were worried.
Hope they managed a Tebow!
Yes, late lunch in the pub after a failed attempt to take photos at the Habitat Build. (Long story involving lack of steel-toed boots!)

One server at O'Reilly's was trying to duct tape brooms to long-handled implements in order to clear off the satellite receiver. He wouldn't let me take a photo! He was atop a ladder. (Been there done that– photo to prove it!)
What else can one do in subzero temps but watch TV?!

BTW
I had a question about ice pellets. Don't know the difference between that and freezing rain. But the pellets were not rounded like frozen rain, but squared off and angular!

8 comments:

Caregiver said...

I thought it was cold here this morning at 0 F and wind chill -25. You are very hearty people up there! Stay warm...but isn't it gorgeous? It draws me out but then, WHAM! Don't know how you do it! Great winter clothing I imagine.

Caregiver said...

I see 0 F = -17 C. So you are really not going to warm up much today at all. We are at least going up 17 degrees.

STAY WARM and hope you have some great television watching going on!

Linda said...

Well, now I feel totally cold, even though it isn't that cold where I live! Your photos are wonderful, and I admire your willingness to go out into the frigid air to take them! Thanks...

Jenn Jilks said...

Thanks, all, for visiting! If you keep moving you really warm up. Tripping around the property is quite something. You have to work at it! I wear layers and usually have to unzip at some point.
Thanks for visiting!

DUTA said...

It all looks very beautiful in the two pictures with the snow cover and ice pellets. I must admit, however, I doubt it whether I personally could live in such a harsh weather.

When someone mentions a place to me, I always ask first about the climate of that place. That's for me the most important information. Kudos to you for the way you handle frost conditions!

Red said...

Sounds like we're in this together. It's minus 21 here this evening. We don't have a foot of snow but lots of wind. Just stay in and keep warm.

Judy said...

Yay for winter, or something! You have more snow than we do, but we are supposed to be getting more tomorrow. I find that it helps if I wear an extra pair of pants when I am walking in the cold, too.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is freezing! But lovely - just lovely.