The changing leaf colours is the first sign. But there are other indications too; shorter days, longer nights, falling temperatures. You might not want to accept it, but winter is on the way. And it is time to prepare for it. Winter Preparation Shorts are a memory. Gloves are needed for little hands (and sensitive… Read more »
An End to Winter?
January is almost over. Thank God I hear North Americans breathe. This has been one of the coldest January’s in many people’s memories. A Polar Vortex rang in the year, followed by plenty of wind chill warnings, cold weather alerts, flurries, and other fun winter weather. You should expect it in Canada, but the mild winter… Read more »
It is winter in Canada. This year seems to be a particularly cold one too, if you are to believe the newspaper’s reports. Sure, there might be a few new record lows getting noted, but need I remind you that it’s WINTER. It gets cold in these parts! Put on a few layers and keep… Read more »
Potential Positive Effects of a ‘Polar Vortex’
Has it ever been cold in London, Ontario this week! We broke some weather records around these parts with temperatures that dipped between -35°C and -40°C, with the wind chill factored in. That was cold and wintry enough to keep all area schools closed for an extra two days on the heels of winter holidays… Read more »
Drip, Drip: Ice Buildup Getting You Down?
The temperatures are rather balmy in the Forest City this week. After all the snow we got last week in London, Ontario, it is a treat to have +C weather. Of course the snow we got is now melting fast and furiously, which is great as far as reducing snow mountains in parking lots, but… Read more »
Trees in Winter: Wild Winter Weather & Trees
Here we go with another round of wacky winter in Southwestern Ontario. Temperatures hovered below -20 C most of last week and have soared to 12 C today. We got a good dump of snow on Sunday night, but by late Monday, that snow was quickly washing away. Yesterday’s thunderstorms (thunderstorms in January?!) erased most… Read more »
A CLC Christmas
This week winter officially arrives in the Northern hemisphere. Friday will be the Winter Solstice, when the longest night occurs. Makes me tired just thinking about it. The good news about that is that from then on out, the days begin to get longer. The sun will gradually get closer and closer to us until… Read more »
Christmas Decor London
I know that the hoarfrost is not covering the proverbial pumpkin just yet, but in my line of work, I have to think ahead. There is a nip in the air and the wind blows cold from the North most mornings. I am in mind of the coming season. You know the one. Jack Frost… Read more »
The Music of Winter Trees
It is another gray day today. It has been a funny winter in these parts, with temperatures fluctuating between several degrees above zero to several degrees below in a matter of days. Rain follows snow and sunshine is fleeting for all us creatures too silly not to migrate South for the winter. That includes me… Read more »