Yes Emily

Yes Emily, girls can ride motorcycles!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Last Tuesday we were recovering from an ice storm ... 7 days later, the temp has reached plus 15 and I have put the cushions on the outdoor furniture ...
Snow tires and patio furniture ... that's an oxymoron
I have a rule of thumb; the motorcycle does not come out until the snow tires have been put away.
But the sure sign of spring ... cat wanted to go outside, for a moment anyway!
Soon ... very soon!

Monday, April 16, 2018

These Boots ...

Were made for walking ... 
But I expected to be walking in these boots
... Not these on April 16, 2018.

This morning's radar image ... pink is freezing rain.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

As It Turned Out ... Really?

As it turned out ... It would not be the cold. It would not be the damp. It would be the wind. A special weather statement warned of winds up to 100 km per hour; downded wires everywhere and on my front lawn, a spruce tree that has been standing staid for 50 to 100 years is now kindling.
The nearest airport (Y2K) recorded gusts of up to (only) 75 kph. Today we've seen torrential rain, hail, snow and wind - lots of wind. Is this April? Really??? Sad as it is, it's just a tree; the house and all of the people are all still sanding.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

It's Not The Cold ...

It's not the cold ... it's the damp. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that quote, but tonight it's true. The mercury (do they use mercury anymore?) is hovering around zero. Two months ago I'd have said it was positively balmy, tonight though, it's cold. But it's worth it to have Nature's street cleaner remove the winter's sand from the roads. And I'm just fine here beside the fire. There's nothing that takes the chill out of a damp April night like a cozy fire.
Very soon I will be complaining that it's not the heat, it's the humidity!