A Wonderful Winter Sky

When I looked out of the window this morning I thought, wow, this is the epitome of a winter’s sky.  With what appeared as a wall of grey-blue clouds, along with whisps of light, streaky clouds, added to that the sun’s muted rays bursting upward, I’d say this is a pretty good ‘picture’ of a mid-western, chilly sky.

In relative terms, it is ‘cold’ here in Chicago.  Now, as I’ve mentioned before, I dare not complain about it, lest my lovely fellow Canadians remind me that it’s not, ‘as cold as it is in the Great White North’.  That is, in places such as Edmonton, Alberta, or Winnipeg, Manitoba.  That’s a different kinda cold altogether!  I like to refer to it as a, ‘sub-arctic’ cold.  When your eyelashes are covered in frost, when there is, ‘ice-fog’ created from the exhaust of your car so you can’t see 10 feet in front of you; yes, that’s cold.  Ah, when you step out into the clear, bitter day and begin to cough from the sheer & utter frigid temperatures in your lungs; yes, that’s cold.

Ahem, therefore:  no complaints here!


  17 comments for “A Wonderful Winter Sky

  1. December 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Now that’s an amazing photo Cher! It looks layered. Sub Arctic seems to fit pretty well. The cold I remember as a younger man riding snowmobiles in northern Michigan was much less humid and so bone penetrating.

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    • December 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you, John! It does look layered, doesn’t it? Yes, that is exactly the way it is out on the Prairies. People always joke and say, “But it’s a dry cold!” (as if that made it warmer somehow!) *LOL* Cher xo

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      • December 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

        Like a dry heat? Guess what, Heat is heat and cold is cold. Beware!

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      • December 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        A dry cold is without humidity (lacking moisture) and it’s a running joke in the Canadian Prairies when the temperature dips into the -30s & sometimes -40s (Celsius) because people will say, “Well at least it’s a dry cold”! If you layer your clothing, it can be somewhat tolerable! But if those temperatures were experienced with more of a moisture setting, why, it would be horrific, I think!

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      • December 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

        Layering is key to staying warm, a concept my California-born ex wife couldn’t seem to grasp…

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      • December 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

        Is sure is the key, John!

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  2. December 14, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Simply amazing … need soothing beauty now!!


  3. December 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    It could always be worse… right?

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  4. December 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Spectacular pic. Morning is such a wonderful time for all of us to begin rather than dragging the yesterday’s with us. Thanks for the reminder.

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    • December 14, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Why thank you so much for your lovely comments! Ah yes, I feel that was as well. There is something about the quiet of the morning that allow’s one to calm the mind, don’t you think? And yes it is a great way to begin again. There is a wonderful quote (which is one of my all-time favorites) that I think you are most likely very familiar with: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson 🙂 Cher xo


  5. December 17, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Amazing! xx

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