Monday, July 6, 2015

35 degrees........

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.

Later







23 comments:

  1. I will take the -35C temps also...I don't like the heat. Travel safely:)

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  2. It is indeed pretty crazy, the temperature fluctuations with our climates, isn't it it. We go from sometimes 100+ in the summer to [the coldest I've seen] at -67 in the winter.

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  3. a learning mind is a young mind ;p Keep it young, Buttons! xoxo

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  4. Just keep cool, whatever the temp. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  5. The one extreme to the other extreme are not my ideal temperatures. Keep cool and safe travels.

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  6. I don't like extreme temperatures either but we got to take what we're given and try to protect ourselves the best we can.
    I hope that you're having a great time in Toronto.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. Glad you are finally getting haying \weather!

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  8. Safe Travels, Please return safely - hopefully with stories to share . . BUT - You, Safe - is way more important than the stories . . .

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  9. I sympathize since we have just gone through 40C the other weekend, and today will be above 35 here, it's beautiful...laughing...
    But only if you don't have to do any work in it. Heat warnings everywhere it seems.

    Stay cool Gracie, stay cool.

    Jen

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  10. When I seen 36-I was thinking brrrr...but soon realized that was C not F :) safe travels!!!

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  11. I disagree - you are ALWAYS in your element! Enjoy the last bit of time in the big city. I bet the cows miss you! Stay cool!

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  12. B,

    Enjoy your trip, be safe, and come home soon :-)
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  13. Keep cool. Have fun and don't miss the bus :)
    Here in Alice Springs it gets hot in summer about the same as Toronto day in day out with hot nights..Hugs M xx

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  14. Thirty-five is waaaay too hot. It is in my future again, but for the moment I am revelling in cooler days (not thirty-five below though).
    Have fun, and stay safe. And comfortable.

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  15. Godspeed! I hope you have safe travels and are home, safe and sound---soonest!

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  16. Nice comparison of the two conditions. We don't think of them often enough.

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  17. Yikes! I think I will struggle with the heat this summer, having been in England for four weeks. My friend Kim is coming too so I hope it isn't too awful for her!

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  18. Have fun in the big (hot) city! Luckily, Toronto has that underground network of tunnels so you can explore it like a gopher and stay cool!

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  19. Summer in the city....love that song....hope you can find an air conditioned cafe to sip iced coffee during the heat of the afternoon! A cool movie theater sounds nice, too! I'm sure the 'girls' miss you back on the farm - sweet travels - stay safe. xo Karen

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  20. We have only had a few really hot days this summer...ours is so strange. I think two or three years ago we had more 100+ days than any other time...that is 100ºF. Today has poured the rain. Water standing everywhere.

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  21. Sound like an adventure! I am sure you will gather stories to tell!

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  22. Okay, I honestly don't know what +35 C is in Fahrenheit, but I'm thinking it must be hot. The highest we've had this summer was 114 degrees.
    Have fun in the city.

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