21 February 2012

Ça caille...

...ce matin. Le froid est revenu. Selon le gadget que j'ai sur mon écran et qui me donne la température à Saint-Aignan, nous avons eu –8 ºC tout à l'heure. Je veux bien le croire.

Repeated freezings and thawings are slowly breaking down
the apples we dumped on one of the garden plots last fall.


I just came back from my walk with Callie. She saw or heard an animal — probably a little deer, un chevreuil — down in a wooded ravine that a stream runs through (when it's not dry, and it often is). She got her sing-songy, yelpy bark going, and she ran around like wild for 10 minutes.

The pond is frozen over again.
Minus 8ºC is about +18ºF.

I finally called her out of the woods, and she came to me. I never saw or heard whatever got her so excited. My camera battery had given out, and I was ready to come back home. It was just too cold out there to stay much longer, but it was beautiful — the sun shining brightly low on the horizon, and everything covered with hoarfrost.

8 comments:

  1. We're noticing the return of cold here, too. My dog can't figure out the frozen puddles.

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  2. Brrrr.....

    Off topic, but since today is my birthday that means that you and Callie are also celebrating birthdays soon, n'est-ce pas?

    I'd rather be early than late so, Happy Birthday to you both!!

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  3. Happy Birthday, BettyAnn. Yes, Callie tomorrow and me in a couple of weeks. Enjoy your day.

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  4. Happy birthday to the birthday girl!!! Hope she'll have a nice run in the vineyard and a tasty treat afterwards to mark the occasion. How old is she now? Five? Martine

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  5. Maybe you both will have a little warmer weather to celebrate your birthdays!

    Warmth is good!

    Mary in Oregon

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