Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nice Day For A Polar Bear

I don't know what it did during the night, but it did this on and off all morning, with wind mind you, at 16 degrees. The day was not habitable.

I did manage two trips to the mailbox for outgoing and incoming mail. I'm not sure the mail carrier ever did. There were no tracks in the snow. It was only an inch, hardly noticeable, surely not enough to stop the mail. I think being the last on the route, if there is nothing to deliver, sometimes I get skipped.

Beautiful blue sky at the end of the day still didn't make being outside bearable. A notional high of 24 held momentarily couldn't overcome the steady wind.

It was a nice day for a polar bear. The best I can say is I have adjusted and the deep chill in my bones is gone. Even stepping ever so briefly into the bitter out there, didn't bring it back.


Lola said...

I know that. Nice here with blue sky but cold.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is cold here too. It was ad day for our mail carrier so she got around to everyone no doubt.

Barry said...

Winter's bite goes much deeper and quicker with even a breeze. Hope you have studded tires or some good chains (man, I really hate fumbling those things on!).

Oh, thanks for the terra preta idea, I'll tell that to my inquiring neighbor when I'm chucking the remains of slow vermin and the dog's doings into the pasture pit. I can even add some charcoal from the brush pile burns.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lola I hear it is going to freeze in Florida.

Lisa I could do without ad day from the mail carrier.

Barry wind makes all the difference in the world. It's my laziness induced terra preta. I want that stuff to go away. Fire is easy and the vegetable garden is a nice big open space.