|Photo by Larry Sorensen|
When I left for the office this morning it was -31C. When I departed for home this afternoon it was up to -22C but the weatherman assured us, and I agree, it felt like -29C.
There was a creak to the opening of the van door that told my older son, Jonathan, that it was very cold!
While cold the hoar frost on the trees is beautiful. The photo with this post was taken in Melfort four days ago.
My younger son, Michael, came by the office later today with the last presents to be wrapped and they are all under the tree.
The Canadian Armed Forces have the furthest north base in the world at Alert on
and each Christmas they advise us when Santa has left the North Pole. Alert is about
3662 km or 2276 miles north of
Melfort. Ellsmere Island
To accompany Santa across the vast spaces of
he will be accompanied by Canadian fighter jets. The Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation has the story at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/12/21/pol-santa-rcaf-pilot-flight.html. Canada
In Melfort tonight Sharon, Jonathan, Michael and I will be going to Mass and opening one or maybe more presents depending on the negotiations. With two lawyers in the family and a third in law school there are ample negotiators.
Merry Christmas to all!
Bill - Cold or no cold, it all sounds lovely. I really miss snow...I am very happy to hear that you and your family are all together for Christmas. Have a peaceful and joyous holiday!ReplyDelete
Margot: Thanks for the comment. My sons are of the age where I know we will not be together every Christmas so I love having them home this Christmas. I hope your family is able to join you for the holiday.ReplyDelete
Lovely post, Bill, and the photograph too. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful and Joyous New Year to you and your family!ReplyDelete
Prashant: Thanks for the comment. It remains a special moment of the year for me.ReplyDelete
Hope you had a merry Christmas, Bill. We "lucked" out with a white Christmas in Chicago. First time in years I was out shoveling on Christmas morning.ReplyDelete
Happy Christmas Bill. I was very happy not to see any snow in the UK at Christmas this year.ReplyDelete
John: Thanks for the greetings. I equally hope you had a Merry Christmas. We have had so much snow this year my wife thought I was old enough to deserve a snowblower for Christmas!ReplyDelete
Sarah: Thank you for the Christmas wishes. I hope you had a great Christmas Day. We are bound to have cold weather so I am glad we have snow.ReplyDelete