So when the snow started falling over the holidays I was almost as excited as Lucy was when she was outside giggling as the white stuff was coming down around her. It is slowly warming up again now, but we had a good two week stretch of winter conditions, which is two weeks more than we got last year.
The water temperature is warmer than the air, causing a mist to rise up from the lake's surface.
Ice has built up on logs near the shore.
Hoar frost has coated plants and branches.
It's also coated these bird feathers on the beach.
I've been having fun using the snow as a backdrop for pictures of my knitting. I just finished this Milo vest for Ella. Heart cables seemed a good match for the colour of the yarn. Ravelry details here.
But there are reminders that we do live in a place that sees spring much sooner than the rest of Canada. These have just made an appearance in our yard.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post. There were a couple questions I wanted to answer. Leanne asked if we ate all the food I bought to feed everyone over Christmas. Yes, we ate our way through almost all of it! There was one pound of bacon and two of the ten dozen eggs left, along with a bit of salad and the two ham bones. If they had stayed another day we would have been in trouble.
Janet asked if I could explain Teapot Hill. For those of you who are new to my blog and are wondering about this oddly named place, you can read about it in this previous post. To be honest, sometimes I worry that you are going to get Teapot fatigue. I tend to write a lot about it, and post a fair number of pictures from there as well. But it's a big part of my life. I hike it at least once a week during the winter, and several times a week the rest of the year. It's one of the things I love the most about where I live. The funny thing is, after writing a post about how much I love the winter, the one downside to the cold and icy weather is that I haven't been able to get up Teapot since the hike with my brother and niece. It's treacherous right now. A friend and I attempted it on New Year's day and turned back. The path was a sheet of ice. Which means there's a bright side to the melting snow and warmer days. I'll soon be back to hiking Teapot.