Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

December 7, 2016

What to do When it's -20C or -32C counting the wind chill factor!

Well, I guess the first logical thing to do would be to stay in with a good book. Not so. After 5 days in the above temperature, I decided to grab the camera and see how the wild life was faring.
 The Magpies seemed to be doing well, and not being bothered by the cold.
 Fluffed up and enjoying the sun. We haven't seen it for a week
 This one was face planting, probably looking for a stash of food. The pigeons were out flying about and were extremely skittish.
So much for the birds! There were lots coming to the feeders, but that is for another day. I wandered down to the Athabasca River to see what was going on. This is a picture of ice forming in the current (yep, it's cold) and being sucked under an ice bridge.
 Here is the freezing water being discharged from under the ice bridge. Think very big, unflavoured slushy!
 Just a couple of more frozen water shots. Somebody think "Spring". Please!

We are only getting about 7 hours of daylight now. Anybody in the deep South want to exchange dwellings for 3 months?


peihome said...

Brrr. Good for you to get out and take pics. I'm sure our turn will come, but you sure got winter early!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Unfortunately it might be a wee bit early to be thinking Spring- but I love how you took advantage of the sunshine to brave the cold weather. Nice shots- I laughed at the idea of a giant slushy.

Bev said... need to go south for a bit...its a wonderful life down here in the winter...:)

Debbie said...

oh goodness, that is so cold. i enjoy being home, indoors but after 5 days i would probably join you!!

beautiful captures you got!!!