There it is

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« Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. »
Henry David Thoreau

Winter Scooter

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I See Spring

Powder

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The El Niño effect

When El Niño is calm at the equator, the St-Lawrence’s region is experiencing a winter that deserve is name. We didn’t have much days with temperatures above -20°C (-4°F). This actually means less snow than usual and MORE snow for my fellow bloggers from USA. Still, I can go snowshoes upon a meter of snow at least and I can go for a walk and breathe this freezing air.

…and what gives an early wake + outdoor activities under -20°C ? That gives the bears snoring at 7h00 PM…

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Happy New Year… Anyway.

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Needed Winter

There is something really irritating this year here in the lowlands.  We went out last night by the place we use to go for sliding down the slope. This is usually a place with a 8 foot height snowbank (minimum) and yesterday, we could see the grass… I mean we could have settled up a picnic. Ski centers are going bankrupt and snow removal companies are getting rich. Our habits are in turmoil.

I couldn’t even use my snowshoes yet… Couldn’t get any picture of this strong and respected winter. I should have go in New York to meet my WP friends…

At least, Canada has defeated USA in this mythic New Year’s Eve hockey night (I know, I know… third goal wasn’t good…)

Still, the thermometer was showing a cool and atmospheric -20°C (-4°F) by the St-Lawrence river and the Moon was preparing her next intervention. We spent the evening outside at the kids winter park but we went back home with a gap in our needs.

Happy new year… anyway

Now I understand people under the 45th parallel that doesn’t like winter. No outside ice rink… No snow…

I wish to everybody in 2015, a 8 foot snowbank with a crazy carpet. If you never tried this, you will reborn for sure. Try it with kids and you will reborn to a higher level.

I wish to all of you a happy year…

Third Stone

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

City Tour

Winter settled.

-20°C today and that damn house can’t keep the heat inside. This is good reason to go outside. Here are some pictures from last Autumn and some others from today. Nothing special… Except that it’s the first batch entirely built on Adobe Suite.

Enjoy Winter!

Fashioning hand

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Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Henry David Thoreau