Winter. Here we go again!
Before we go any further, The Canadian Riviera (i.e. Niagara) has had a really, really mild so far this winter even though it is Canada’s Deep South (bear in mind that I live about an hour’s drive north of Buffalo, NY… a place with a reputation for bad winters). The photo immediately above shows the worst snowfall we’ve had here this season. All other photos on this page were taken in previous years.
Well, living here in the Bacon Belt (the U.S. has the Bible Belt where it tends to be warm and steamy but here in Canada the equivalent warm weather zone is called The Bacon Belt because for most of the year a pack of bacon will thaw if left outdoors for 24 hours) has been a real treat this year in that I haven’t had to figure out where Mrs. HoaiPhai hid the shovel last spring.
Even so, my Climate Deficiency Syndrome, or whatever that disease where you get all mopey and unproductive because there is less sunlight during the winter is called) has kicked in. It’s no easy diagnosis in my case as I have never been particularly productive, but I am significantly mopier.
Only Vancouver, BC (which stands for “better climate”) has a better climate, as far as Canadian cities go, and I’d love to vacation there sometime.
I feel kind of gypped because I’ve been running on my expensive snow tires since November. If only I had the bravado to wait for the first snowfall to do the changeover!
The squirrels are still roaming around, all baggy-eyed because they haven’t slipped into a nice restful state of hibernation yet.
Still, until they come up with a camera with heated controls, I’ll probably be doing a lot of interior shooting for the next few months.
I hope the Photo Challenge topic guys come up with topics having to do with hot food and gaining weight for the next while!