Time continues to fly. While I have transformed the house to reflect the Christmas season, my oven has been given a good workout trying out some gluten free recipes for a friend. Nearly each day I also made time to keep up with my walking routine. These days the walks are shorter mainly due to the extreme windchill we are experiencing. I can manage between 30 minutes to an hour but after that I need time wrapped in blankets sipping hot tea.
This morning the lake was bathed in glorious sunlight but by the time I was able to step outside the nasty wind had returned, the sun was hiding between grey clouds and it was snowing. Mind over matter prevailed and once bundled up in my down jacket I set out for my daily excursion on the ice.
This is how fast the scene changed – this was only 5 minutes into my walk!
A testament to how cold it is here and how quickly the ice layer increases when the temperature hovers around -20 C.
The swirling snow on the ice even looks like waves crashing onto a beach….
It’s time for some more tea. It is only -13 C outside but with the windchill I am not sure how cold it really is. I just know it is a good idea to head indoors when my face and jaw become numb.