The Haunting and The Haunted

Wow. What a week! We got that incredible full/blood/wolf moon, which we actually drove out to the beach to see at midnight in -30C with our pal and his dogs (it was worth it!),  brutal temps for a few long days (and some sun I should add – finally). Then…the great thaw. What a beautiful mess. Foggy and misty, but mushy and damp. And today, the polar vortex seems to be making its way back into our lives. January, a cruel month.

I love Winter though. I do. Besides the snow, which just makes everything pretty, the skies and lakes and days are just so much more varied/dramatic. Yep, we have to put up with freezing to death at times or mopping the floor every day (you kind of have to when you have a soggy dog) or a plethora of other frustrations like freezing pipes, falling over on the ice and shovelling, but the benefits outweigh that. There are less people out, the parks aren’t crowded with people, loud music and garbage and there’s a wonderful tranquility walking the streets in winter. I have to – at least a few trips out daily with scruffy dog – and I’m thankful for it. She’s made me brave the outdoors and shown me the magnificence of Winter. Enjoy!

  • David

    January 28, 2019 at 9:32 am Reply

    Thank you for revealing the positives of winter. So easy to get sucked into the vortex of negativity

    • diane

      January 28, 2019 at 3:17 pm Reply

      You’re not wrong! Without Dre, I may well have been hibernating. One (of the many) upsides of canine life/love.

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