Friday, January 25, 2019

Enough To Make A White Walker Wear Base Layer Bottoms

The last thing I heard on the news before crawling out of hibernation today was something about an unprecedented string of below zero temperatures and how long it takes for you to get frostbite (we're at 5 to 10 minutes right now but those numbers will go down). So I actually put on long pants and my winter tennis shoes (navy blue) before going out.
My definition of going out: driving from underground parking to the pharmacy drive-thru, someone else's garage, taking photos from a heated car and going back home.

I saw a lot of deer today, they looked like kids hanging out at a mall. "Dude, I would kill for an Auntie Anne's pretzel, extra salt."

The sky had a dramatic look, I think it's up to something

P.S. The weather guy is talking about -30˚ below and -50˚ below zero temps and saying that none of us have experienced this in our lifetime. I plan to keep it that way.

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  1. Brrr - that is way too cold! Lovely shots.

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    1. And getting colder, we may beat you guys frigid temps wise.

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    1. In front of the fireplace with blankets and sweaters and furniture in front of closed blinds right now. It really is like a zombie apocalypse.

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  3. Yikes!. That is just way too cold and I hope you have plenty of warm to go around!

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    1. I've only gone into the direct air for groceries and gas, Brian, so doing well on the warm front. It's the dangerous weather coming up I really don't want to get stuck in.

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  4. Deer are lovely animals...until they show up in your backyard/garden...

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    1. Oh yeah, I've got video of one munching the bushes like it was a buffet.

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  5. Like your deer photo. It posed nicely for you.

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    1. They were more accommodating than most wild life, TFG.

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  6. had to smile at your definition of Going out.

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  7. Seriously? -30 and -50?? Really does sound like a recipe for frostbite. Stay safe and warm!!

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    1. Oh yeah, you know the drill, first too cold for salt to work, then a few days in a row below zero, crazy blowing wind, white out, wind chills between -55˚F and -60˚F depending on who you're listening to, multiple cancellations, and finally, zombie apocalypse.

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  8. Wow, I'm not a cold weather person but just try to get through winter and always look forward to spring and warmer weather. Nicer pics of the deer and snow. Take care.

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    1. If we can get through those 50 and 60 windchill days things are going to shoot up at the end of the week, Judy.

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    1. There are a whole lot of them occupying woods near here.

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  10. Hello, lovely sky capture. Our sky is much the same here too. The cold temps need to go now. Love the sweet deer. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead. PS, I appreciate your comment on my blog too.

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    1. Thanks, it was gearing up for the latest storm I think. Looking at your Florida pics while sipping hot tea does a lot to warm me up, Eileen.

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  11. Great photos!

    Here in the UK, we've had a pretty mild winter so far, but we had some snow and ice last week. I'm guessing we're heading into winter proper. Last winter we had 6 foot snow drifts... so I guess we'll see what this winter brings!

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    1. It was the same here, Nikki and looking at your most excellent bird photos reminded me we couldn't find any eagles at the beginning of the month because it was too warm and there was open water everywhere. We don't have those six foot drifts, yet. At least I can't tell looking out the window which is the closest I hope to get to outside today. Still seem to be blowing around and snowing. Yeah, who knows, no one expected this, I guess it's karma laughing at our complacency. You know what's good for that, a nice cuppa tea.

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  12. We have a massive blizzard today. 34 days till spring?
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. I wouldn't call anything we've had a blizzard but lots of blowing snow which seems to be relentless. I bet you get a lot worse than we do, I look forward to your blizzard pictures. Love the buck video. I'm not sure how many days until spring but it's supposed to go from 60 below wind chill to 23˚ air temp this week so that's something. I know spring training is a little more than three weeks away.

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    1. They slapped on another ten degrees below, K.

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  14. Nooo, I don't blame you for taking pics while in your car. Poor deer, all his food is buried under snow. Although they do eat leaves, but I can imagine- no fun to eat frozen leaves!Wow, the electric bills will sky-rocket keeping your house warm, unless you have also a wood burning stove.
    Luckily my studio is on our property, so I only need to do a few steps:)
    I referred to Eve better take an orange - or tangerines (referring to early Jewish history) instead of an apple because the "apple" came from the tree of knowledge in Paradise. It was the only forbidden tree by God, and when the devil tempted her, she and Adam ate from it, that is how sin came into the world. They realized they were naked and hid from God, their Creator. Of course, ever since, Eve has been blamed from tempting Adam (like he didn't have a choice, lol!)
    Thank you for sharing winter with All Seasons and stay warm!

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    1. You have to be extra careful taking car pics, and I try to be, but it's going to have to be a photo op of a lifetime until it's solidly back in double digits for me to get out of the car, J. I asked some guy from the property about the deer's food supply and he said the deer were fine, but I don't know, I didn't see food left out for them but I bet people do cuz these deer weren't very afraid of me and I think a few of them were posing for photos. I half expected one to ask me for a selfie.
      I dread to see the gas and electric bills to come.
      Well they made it sound so tempting, who can blame Eve and of course you want what you're told is the one thing you can't have.
      Did I ever tell you I had 12 years of Catholic school?

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  15. Loved the images and the captions.

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    1. Thanks, M.E., hey did that door ever open? (;

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  16. It was 50+ here yesterday and I felt like hibernating.... but getting better. We are all weather wimps.

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    1. You must really get a chill back in OR, Sallie. Even the building is objecting, not a day goes by without a new symphony of cracks and creaks.

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  17. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. Have you gone through such low numbers like these before? Low 20s is probably the coldest I've ever had to deal with, and then I was younger.

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