Another heatwave predicted in the southwest this weekend. A touch of frost this morning (2°) because the sky was clear but the sun is shining and we'll probably get about 15° this afternoon. No snowflakes here either.
If I had done any research beyond being dazzled by the knowledge that there is a 365-day growing season here, I would have found out about the half year of dry weather. Oh well. In many ways we still have better weather than anywhere else. For one thing, when it's hot out, you can go into the shade & it's perfectly comfortable.
We had a pleasant weekend, just above 0C, sun/cloud with a little wind. We spent Saturday afternoon at a cottage down the road where 6 of our friends did the polar plunge. They cut a hole in the ice (the ice measured approximately 18 inches thick!) about a 2 foot square, placed a wood plank across and then each, one at a time, sat down and then dunked in over there heads. They quickly jumped out and made there way to the sauna at the shore. My husband and I watched and took the video and photos. Afterwards we sat around a fire enjoying some s'mores and drinks.
After enjoying about 5 days of feeling spring like weather and noticing how much of the snow has melted, a winter storm is now on the way for this evening through to Saturday. Estimating up to 40 cm of snow. Our new snow shoes are expected to arrive Monday so I will get some good use out of my winter SALE purchase!
Gosh, Mich ~ you almost make winter seem like fun!
Being that I am not a winter person Bixa, I have decided to try since my husband and friends will all be retiring in the next few years. I need to be ready to keep up with them! My friend comes out and hikes the hills out here all summer and winter (which I can not do) and I know she wishes I could go with her so when she suggested I try her snow shoes and walk the shore of the lake this past weekend, I had to try, now we can do something active together!
How tragic! I am always afraid to be out in the wind, so many trees around my home have come down due to wind.
We are in the midst of the promised 40 cm. of snow! I can not see across the lake for the blowing snow and so much has fallen that I can not see the stairs that lead up to the driveway. Nice fluffy snow, it will be perfect for snowshoeing!
Post by cheerypeabrain on Feb 28, 2020 15:05:52 GMT
Storm Jorge is here now. I got soaked through when I took the dog out this morning. I had to put dry clothes on before I went out with my sister Peggy to a garden centre. It was horrid out there, wild, wet and windy.