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it’s time for old man winter to go home…

February 28, 2015

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If there is one thing Canadians like to talk about it’s the weather. And it’s been a long time since we have had a February like this one to talk about. It’s been 40 years in fact. According to the weather statisticians this February has been the second coldest on record in eastern Canada.

It’s not the cold so much this year for us Haligonians that has been the problem.

It’s the ice. So much ice!

Every week for four weeks now we have had a huge snow storm, followed immediately by 2-4 hrs of heavy rain, then followed by Arctic temperatures.

Everything is ice. The streets, the houses, and especially the sidewalks.

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ice art on bathroom window

It has quarantined the aged, the disabled, and the nervous for a month now.

Everywhere people grumble – and pray for an early spring.

But there is beauty in this sublime world we are caught in. There is a humbleness in knowing that Nature is so much more than I will ever be.

There is awe in the idea that winter can bring an entire province, region, half the continent to a standstill.

Nature reminds us this year that we are but a small part of this world.

Enjoy the winter eye candy pics.

 

 

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  1. Eric Weiner permalink
    February 28, 2015 3:38 pm

    Really liked the one from the bathroom window – the combination of the warm and cold colours works very well. Walk carefully  – get you and Ariel some of those things with rivets you can pull on over your shoes. Just went to the monthly open mike nite which takes place right across the street from Choices on the last Fri nite of the month. While there I heard one guy say to another: “How about this endless cold? And they talk about Global warming – Ha!” People’s abiding ignorance never fails to amaze. I read that 87 percent of Canadians are all for Harper’s upcoming new laws on security that will basically end democracy in Canada and truly usher in 1984 albeit a bit delayed. Apparently France and England are doing the same so that all the allies can be on the same page. Yikes!! By the way the music was very good – and some great looking characters. Hope all is well. E Eric Weinerericweinerphotography.com A Museum Of My Ownamuseumofmyown.comeweiner98@yahoo.com

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