The view from my kitchen window:
So, much to my children's chagrin, I insisted on the full bundle up this morning. Snowpants...Nate was quite upset and cried almost all the way to school. Toques (those that I could find anyways)...Will just can't understand why a hood isn't enough. Scarves or neck warmers...Nate and Finn both voiced their protest. And of course the usual boots, mitts and jackets. It took us 10 minutes to get out the door.
And I was right. It was bitter cold out. Our faces stung as we trudged the three minutes to school through the fresh snow. When we got to school, they let the kids in before the bell rang.
So, you can imagine my surprise when the weather network told me that the temperature was only -17 C (1 F). Mild by Northern Canadian standards. Then I looked farther down. The wind chill? -27 C (-17 F). Yup, that sounds more like it. Welcome to winter.
But it sure is beautiful, don't you think?