No photos or a witty quote this morning.
Not so very long ago, I can remember writing about those -35 degree Celsius Days in February in the middle of our very long winter.
Today I am sitting at a patio table where a huge Maple tree is blocking the sun from my waiting arms. There is a cool breeze blowing and I can see the goosebumps on those arms.
The forecast for today; the day that I will be travelling and bouncing from car, to bus and then to train while trying to get from where I am now, then to the city of Toronto where it will be + 35 degrees Celsius and then finally back home to the farm, will be very different for me .
There are already warnings flashing over the weather network and newspapers that I am reading as I sit here in the cool breeze beside a pool. I then thought about how there were also warnings flashing across my screen when the weather was -35 degrees Celsius in the middle of February last winter. Obviously very different warnings.
Both of these warnings did have something in common. STAY INSIDE if you can.
This morning while sitting here and watching this warning flash across my screen and knowing the fact that I am going to be in the largest city in Canada I do realize this is a bit, let me rephrase that, a lot out of my area of expertise. I will have to watch and learn what the locals do when warnings flash on their computer screens.
I will be carrying water, along with my heavy back pack. The one with the fleece jacket and the rain coat. Oh yes things have changed quite dramatically as far as the weather goes since that July 1st weekend, when I first arrived. I will be moving as quickly as I can from one mode of transportation to another. From one building with air conditioning to another. My not being alone will certainly help with that learning thing. Kat is with me and she is used to this city and its changing weather warnings.
This is certainly not what I would be doing at home right now on this early morning. I would probably be outside greasing up the baler for a long day of baling. Later on in the day when those +35 warnings come into play I would be driving that tractor around in circles enjoying the cool air blowing down from the vent and hoping for no breakdowns and my having to step out into the weather warning to fix it.
If it was once again -35 degrees Celsius you would find me driving my tractor down the lane with the heat blowing from the vents, heading to feed those cows. After they were all tucked in and happy I would be stepping out of that warm tractor, strapping on those snowshoes in that -35 degrees Celsius warnings. I would be smiling while heading into the bush to explore.
Oh yes indeed, I am truly out of my element here and far away from the farm.