Although the common stereotype of Canadian winters is that they are really cold, and really snowy, there is a lot of variation within one winter. A week or two can make a lot of a difference. This article demonstrates how winter, just two weeks apart, can be so different. It also shows that many aspects of winter can be fun too.
January 23, 2005
This was a really cold day after considerable snow fall. Temperature was -14C. The city snow plows were late, and hence a lot of streets, sidewalks , and paths were still snow covered.
February 6, 2005
This was a relatively mild day, with temperature +5C. The snow started to melt. The community association had a snow day, with hot chocolate and home made cookies.
The most amazing moment came a few days later, when I was telling Salma "let us go" or something like that, meaning go upstairs. I put the laptop down, and folded down the recliner's leg rest. She ran out of the room, went to where her car seat is, grabbed the snow suit and touque, and brought them to me! She thought we were going out, and brought her outdoor clothings!