Well, it got cold

We’ve had a few days of quite cold weather: in fact we got a cold weather warning and Ottawa had frost quakes, subterranean rumblings caused when water under the ground freezes suddenly and expands.

Happy New Year: with global warming

We had a September like summer, November like the Septembers used to be, December like the Octobers we used to have, a green Christmas, and now pouring rain on January 4th.

a weather map shows Canada with the jet stream dipping into the U.S.

 

Christmas chairs

We have a red one and a green one here, so they must be Christmas chairs.

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The power of ice storms

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Among other things, December’s ice storm split this tree down the middle four ways.

February pines

Here’s the snow falling on the pine trees outside our windows.

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It’s going to be cold tonight!

The cold arctic air has settled down over us again: Saturdays highs and lows.

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After the ice storm: University of Toronto

After the recent ice storm, King’s College Circle was a sea of ice.

A sheet of ice covers the grass; leaves are frozen into it from a nearby oak tree. In the distance are large buildings