Into the Unknown – Escape from Chaos

January 28, 2021

Our lives have been chaos lately with bad things coming in threes x 3 (so, 9 bad things happening) in just three weeks. Couple that with winter finally showing up with about 5 cm (2 inches) of snow and feels like temps of -30C (22 F below).

Today, the snow had stopped, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. We were lured in, thinking “How cold could it be”?

Lets just say it was chilly with the sun at our backs, but hey, there were no mosquitoes and very few walkers on the paths.

This is what we saw………..

No, ladies and gentlemen, that is not white hair showing, but hoar…er…her-frost
A fresh carpet of snow
Winter firewood
Sun flowers not looking sunny, any more
Looking for freeze dried grass
Like a grass-cicle
Hoar frost forming on the trees
and again
Fence posts edged in snow on West side, from prevailing wind and from snow removal machines
Not much golfing taking place here right now
Winter vista
Still frosty
Weak winter sun behind the sun flowers
At the corner of town
Heading back for home
Looking South across the storm pond
Looking West across the storm pond

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

28 thoughts on “Into the Unknown – Escape from Chaos

    1. Nothing beats a sunshine day, even in the cold. Managed our 2nd bike ride of the year yesterday. It felt good to stretch our horizons. Thanks for reading Marion. Hope all is well with you. Allan

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    1. Thanks. Not many good things yet, but we will take them in ones and twos as well. We have our health and some good weather to get outside, so that is the best bonus. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. Fantastic winter photos, Allan. Winter can be the worst season. The days are nasty, brutish, and short. Not to mention cold. And it’s even worse when winter doesn’t want to leave. Apparently it was snowing in Amsterdam, England and Ireland, too. Cheers and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks Aiva. Yes, the weather is strange these days. Spring has arrived a month earlier than last year, but we have no illusions that we have seen the last of the snow. Funny that Europe got snow over such a large area yesterday. I am sure it will be gone in no time. Thanks for reading and enjoy your day. Allan

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    1. So much prettier than the current slow approach of spring. It is starting to get ready to burst forth though. Not quite what you expect sunflowers to look like, for sure, but still pretty. Thanks for reading Marie. Hope all is well. Allan

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    1. Winter lost. Today is +15 and sunny and not a hint of snow around. Those pics were taken on January 28/21. Still, we have had an early melt this year, a month sooner than last year. Today, we were able to walk a 6 k route without jackets for most of it. Just wish we would get some rain to clean away the winter mess. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Just 2 biggies left, an aged palliative parent 1,300 km away in another province, during a raging pandemic and my roof repair. The latter should be done by end of month. Yup 2021 has not been the major improvement from 2020 that we all hoped it would be. Thanks for reading Bernie. Hope all is well with you. Allan


    1. No worries, we are Canadian, we love the cold. Yeah, right. We do try to get outside for walks, no matter the weather, but some days, it is not worth it. I see your area is back in lockdown, so getting out could be a problem for you. Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. Yup. Our government was heavily criticized for not imposing stricter measures, so now we’re back under a stay-at-home order. It doesn’t really make much difference to us given that we only really leave our apartment to go hiking and pick up groceries. You’re encouraged to stay in your region, but of course it’s not enforced.

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      2. Our “great” leader delayed putting an restrictions in over Easter. The result was 4,000 cases in 4 days, because everyone thinks it will not affect them. Trouble is it will affect their parents and grandparents bot yet vaccinated. Apparently the Brazilian variant is the worst yet. One doctor says if you are in a restaurant without a mask, you will catch it. Hmmmm, take out it is, then. Stay well and stay active. Allan

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