Igloos & a Canadian Prairie Setting Sun

Well now, what do we have here? Why, it’s an igloo! Could this be Canada? Why yes, yes it is!

My sweet, dear niece is a University student (college) who recently participated in a fantastic endeavor with some classmates.

Not only did they build igloos, but they slept in them for a couple of nights! Prairie snow was plentiful, so there was no lacking for materials to use for the igloo building!

As you can see, there were a number of igloos constructed, and despite the soon-to-be setting sun, a classmate of my niece’s was still hard a work putting the finishing touches on the roof of one of these incredible structures.

Cozy under a caribou blanket, my niece reported it was nice and warm in the igloo.

As I have spoken about before, this is another reason why I absolutely cannot complain about the winter weather here in Chicago. Knowing how I used to feel during a frosty Prairie February makes me sure to keep my weather woes in check!

Did you feel cold looking at these pictures? I get it, really I do. But as my hearty Prairie people like to say, “At least it’s sunny!”

Thanks hugely to my wonderful niece for allowing me to post these terrific, snowy pics!


  45 comments for “Igloos & a Canadian Prairie Setting Sun

  1. February 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

    How fascinating and such an adventure! xx

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  2. February 8, 2020 at 11:35 am

    that is amazing

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Isn’t it something, Beth? I know they worked really hard building them, but then to sleep in them? Wow! Thank you, my dear! Cher xo

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  3. February 8, 2020 at 11:36 am

    I am looking at the outdoor temp and then out the window and saying, ‘Well at least it is sunny’, an occurrence that hadn’t happened much in the last six weeks.


  4. February 8, 2020 at 11:43 am

    How fun! I never built one but as kids we dug into snowbanks to make a fort. This place looks deeply cold! Chicagoland must be far warmer than there Cher! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      Isn’t that something, John? Yes, we did that too, but never an Igloo! Oh yes, it sure it, John! LOL That’s why I never complain about the weather here! Thank you! Cher xo

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      • February 8, 2020 at 4:48 pm

        Move down here Cher, even less reason to complain about the weather!

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      • February 8, 2020 at 5:01 pm

        LOL You have the unique experience of being from Michigan and having a lot of memories of the cold, and living in Vegas you know what it is like to have warm temps and tons of sunshine! I am envious, John! Cher xo

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      • February 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

        Thanks Cher. The climate here year round is so radically different, I couldn’t go back to the gray skies and cold. Need sunshine these days. 🌞

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      • February 8, 2020 at 6:40 pm

        Oh yes, I completely understand! πŸ˜‰ xo

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  5. February 8, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful sunrise and wow for those igloos, Cher πŸ˜€
    As there are people, who live in igloos, it must be possible to stay warm there. Snow is good insulation too.

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      Ah, thank you, dear Irene! It is something that I wonder about. I think you are right; snow is good insulation although it seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? Cold = warmth! πŸ˜‰ Thank you, my dear! Cher xo

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  6. February 8, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I have heard that snow is a good insulator but it is hard to imagine! Good for your niece!

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      You are so right, JT! I am scratching my head trying to figure out how it is a good insulator! Ah, thank you! I’ll tell her you said so! She had a lot of fun! Cher xo


  7. February 8, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Cool. Eskimo training.

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:56 pm

      Mark, I read that the word “Eskimo” was used by the French (esquimaux) which means “one who nets snowshoes.” In Canada, the word for our Northern people (Inuit) actually means, “people.” I find their culture and incredible knowledge fascinating! Cher xo

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  8. February 8, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Oh that looks like a lot of fun. I’d definitely give that a try if I could get someone else to build it for me. We slept in the ice hotel near Quebec City a few years ago and it was actually quite comfortable.

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      LOL Hi Norm! Yes, they had a lot of fun, but I know what you mean! If you built it you’d be so tired you’d fall asleep in it right away! Did you? I think that’s fantastic! I’ve seen photos of it from Quebec City and I believe in Norway if I’m not mistaken. What was it like? Were the beds made of ice? Thanks, Norm! Cher xo


  9. February 8, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I don’t even like sleeping in a tent. This is waaay out of my comfort zone. Fun post!

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      LOL I can only say that at least there weren’t any mosquitoes and I certainly understand what you mean about a tent! Thank you my dear! Cher xo


  10. February 8, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    They did sleep in there? I know that iglus are warm but still, I cannot imagine that.

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    • February 8, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      They did, dear Erika! And my niece described it as, “toasty.” I want to find out about that, Erika. Why is it something so cold can provide warmth? Thank you, my dear! Cher xo

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      • February 9, 2020 at 4:15 am

        Yes, a paradox to me! It doesn’t even melt inside although it feels warm…

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      • February 9, 2020 at 6:26 pm

        It doesn’t melt! I must find out about this! Cher xo

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      • February 10, 2020 at 7:31 am

        Let us know about your researches, Cher πŸ’–

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      • February 12, 2020 at 8:52 am

        I will do that, my dear! Thank you! Cher xo


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      • February 12, 2020 at 7:24 pm

        πŸ˜‰ xoxo

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  11. February 8, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Always beautiful!, dear Cher…AND, thank you for displaying ‘Phoenix Fire’ book.cover. β™₯β™₯β™₯

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  12. February 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  13. Boomer EcoCrusader
    February 9, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful photo and what an awesome experience! We were watching Hockey Day in Canada yesterday and one of the featured locations was Yellowknife, NWT. I was amazed at the bright sunshine and blue skies in the arctic.

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    • February 9, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Michelle! Oh were you? It must be crystal clear! I’d love to see that! Cher xo

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