20 thoughts on “Warmer Days …”

  1. The snow will melt – eventually. Keep warm out there! We’ve had (relatively) cold spells here this winter but it’s mild and windy at the moment.

    1. It will. Here in the subarctic that won’t happen until late April or early May, but I’m taking some leave in early April to go home where spring will be well underway, (it’s the Okanagan, where spring is awakening) so I will get a nice break then. Cheers.

    1. We are. Everyone here is used to it and well prepared. But it’s my 6th subarctic winter, so my tolerance is starting to wane a bit. I’m looking forward to retirement now at my home which is a lot farther south (spring is starting there). I just have to stay focussed through this last stretch. Cheers.

  2. We also have a cold spell coming in a few days. Nothing like what you have, but cold for us. Maybe a few flurries. And then it can warm up any time it wants. I’m ready for spring.

    1. Hi Anneli, M just came back from a few weeks in Penticton and said that spring was starting to show, but I noticed that the weather there is supposed to turn colder for a few days as well. I hope for the last time this season!

  3. I wish warmer days was a thing to be excited about here, Lynette. Here in the middle of February, and it was true in January as well, we have had negligible snow and commonly temperatures in the 40’s. Hope you have that storied early spring to look forward to.

    1. Thank you very much, Steve. I work in the subarctic, so weather is a cold subject until we start getting 22 hours of daylight. Then everything warms up (and grows, too) so quickly! It’s my last winter here though and I will be returning permanently to my home in a much more temperate location. Cheers.

      1. I cannot imagine having a permanent, until now that is, residence in those conditions. Obviously that makes the arrival of spring even more special. I go to bed before sunset in the summer so guess I could get used to sleeping during those hours. Of course, I am a window treatment installer so could probably block all that light out for sleeping. 🙂 Glad that you are relocating to warmer climes albeit possibly still much colder than we experience here in New England.

        1. Everything here in NWT reflects the weather extremes with intense cold in winter and very hot in summer (generated by the long daylight hours) so you learn to roll with it.

          My home (we have a house there) is in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. It’s very temperate with hot dry summers (temperatures around 35-40C [95-104F] in summer and -5C [23F] in winter) and very mild winters. We don’t usually get snow. It’s in a valley that creates a microclimate where a lot of the fruit and vegetables grown in the west are produced. We’re very much looking forward to being there permanently when I retire in October. My patience for these long, very cold winters is definitely waning. Cheers.

    1. Yes, that’s definitely happening here too and so nice. That will keep going until we have 22 hours of daylight at the solstice (at which point you need blackout curtains so that you can sleep). I’m going to be happy to return permanently to the south in eight months. 🙂

  4. Exactly. It’s only temporary. Stay warm out there. We’re supposed to get a snowstorm tomorrow, which seems a bit cruel after enjoying spring-like weather the past week. But then again, it is the middle of February so snow should be expected.

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