OK – I Admit it – Winter is Here.

The temperature is dropping, more snow is falling and the wind is blowing and the Red River has more ice formed on it.  The sidewalks are slippery after some freezing rain yesterday and the fresh snow just seems to hide some of it and polish some of it so its extra slippery.

This might be the year that I have to wear the spikes on my shoes for the whole winter.  Usually, I can get by with just using them a few times in the early winter and then when it starts melting in the spring.  I only wear them when walking Chester anyway and keep them on a pair of old shoes that I do not wear for anything else.

I haven’t heard anything about my yard yet from the City of Winnipeg Water department or Dan Vandal, my city councilor.  Now the snow has covered up the mess so for sure it won’t be cleaned up until spring – and probably by myself.  They likely have no record of digging in my yard because they should have been digging in someone else’s yard.  But I’m not going to ignore this.  Maybe I should have told my city councilor that the whole world was waiting for a response.  🙂

My pictures today are from our walk along the Red River this morning under a cloudy, snowy sky.

Red River Nov 23
Red River Nov 23
Red River Nov 23
Red River Nov 23
Red River Nov 23
Red River Nov 23

All the little open spots have frozen now, so it is just the larger one at the river bend still to freeze.  I don’t think the ice is safe to walk on at any point yet.

Africa looks so inviting with the lush green growth and all the baby critters arriving.  I think I’ll spend some time watching Africam.  🙂