My new resolution for 2017 is to attempt to journal monthly updates and I almost forgot, only remembering yesterday that it was the last day of the month! Yikes!
January came and went rather quickly, like a strong breeze coming in one window and whooshing out the other. Earlier in the month we had unusually cold temperatures for a long time, sometimes dipping to -10 C (14 F) but usually hovering around -3 C (26 F). The lower temperatures were WAAAY too cold and I didn't want to go out in them, but around -3 C was quite nice. A huge pond south of us froze so we ended up skating for quite a few days.
We met old and new friends there and it was so much fun! We skated endlessly, even played some hockey and I didn't fall once! I love being outside and could happily spend most of my time there with the co-operation of the weather! We've had a few warmer days in the latter part of the month, one day making it up to 10 C (50 F) but overall it has remained quite cold.
|Still Life Books (1880)|
Ernest Eugène Lefebvre
Charles Edward Perugini
As for other treats for the month, I'm hoping to get in at least one day of cross-country skiing and I'd like to start to get out more and do some biking, if the weather improves. Perhaps I shouldn't hold my breath, as they are predicting snow for this weekend. As much as I've enjoyed the colder temperatures a whiff of spring would be a nice change. February is usually considered a blue type of month here, but I hope for pleasanter days and sunnier skies, both literally and personally.