January 05, 2007

Boating in January

Today I saw a ski-boat on the Rideau River in Ottawa - a first for January (it's 9C and cloudy). We were wondering when someone would do it after golfers made the newspaper recently. The grass is green and some shrubs are budding. I haven't heard any weather jibes from BC relatives lately. Seems they have OUR normal winter weather.

January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

As I look across the open water on the river in the low afternoon sun, I'm amazed at the weather this past year. Snow finally, but it's soggy out there from contant rain. At least it's white, and the yard looks like a Christmas card. The bad news on New Years Eve was freezing rain; good news is the power only went out for a minute! The automatic lights and cordless phone always wake me up when the power comes back on.