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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A winter wonderland so pretty out here.

Where are we today ?
        Just a good night and as usual up long before sunrise. Doing my usual stuff checking blogs and comments, then Suzie's dad noticed the sunrise out the dining room window over the flats by the Nith River, it look so wonderful, like a winter wonderland.
from the dining room window
        After helping Suzie's Dad with a couple things I fired the car to defrost, and scrape the windows. Sure do miss the remote starts we had on both our cars when we lived here. 10 years ago now since we spent a winter here. And they have been amazing winters so far. But this is another great experience for our memory banks.
at the front of the house
         Love the morning frost on the tree branches looks do pretty, but its also cold too.
        Now gonna wander over to Plattsville, stop at Pettigrew's garage, warm up and over to our friend John's (Camp Awesome in the summer). He was just heading out to work so chatted with him for a bit and gathered up our 2,  down filled  winter coats, my snowmobile boots, and Suzie's winter boots as well. We are now ready for whatever winter will dump on us.
       On the way back to New Hamburg I spotted this white tailed deer running across the field to my right, so I slowed down while it bounded over the snowbank and across the road into the bush. Don't wanna  hit one, not only kill or maim, it but maybe even me and the car as well.
the white tailed deer are so graceful
       Next plan to pick up some empty boxes and purge more freezable items from  our coach. Filled 4 more and moved to heated storage. Think we have most of what we need out of there that will freeze. Will check again tomorrow.
        Now to relax for a bit this afternoon and finish drying the laundry that Suzie had done this morning before taking her Dad to the Stratford Hospital to see her mom. Thought I might have a few minutes to read , but as luck would have it they were heading home so time to whip up supper.
         Tonight gonna bake a large salmon fillet on the oven, tasty salad and some fried potatoes for her Dad. He got the potatoes and we got to share a dozen escargots, I picked up the other day at Cloverleaf farms around the corner. 1/2 price in the freezer only $2:50.We love escargot and cannot turn down a deal like that.
Salmon and escargot
        Now we had a real good feast, we did not go away hungry.
yummy
         Supper done, tummys satisfied,and now to enjoy a nice relaxing evening. 
         Thanks for stopping in again and hope you had a wonderful day too.  Warmer than here would be a bonus as well.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.

24 comments:

  1. The frost on the tree is really pretty - I'm enjoying you being home in winter :-)

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    1. Larry we may as well enjoy it, could be worse.

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  2. I love that hoar frost on the trees. Amazing that you caught that deer in a photo.

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    1. I saw it running across the field, so I slowed down to avoid having it run into the car.

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  3. Yes, very beautiful - those of us that head south forget that sometimes…… Well, the salmon looked good….

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    1. Haha,,, thanks Teresa, was very tasty.

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  4. The snow does look beautiful from here in Tucson. Lived in that stuff too long. Glad to just look and not feel it.

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    1. We have been lucky so far, for pver 9 years not having to be here, this is just a side trip, with manyng more warm winters ahead for us.

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  5. It definitely is pretty to look at but wouldn't want to be there. It's COLD~

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    1. Its cold but , we do have our warm clothes here, sure helps.

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  6. Yup, Pretty for sure in the pics - but still YUCK !! lol

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    1. You can enjoy this winter wonderland through my pictures in the warm desert.

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  7. I think it beats the "one cactus starts to look like another" syndrome just fine. Sure hope you have enough winter clothes though.

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    1. Yep Bob we have the boots, jackets and mitts, so we just fine that way.

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    1. We are doing our best, I always enjoy cooling down from the heat much more enjoyable than warming up from the cold.

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  9. Very pretty winter photos. And there is nothing I enjoy more than looking at lovely winter photos when sitting in the southwest US desert.

    You have great coping skills George. There is beauty in any environment. All the best.

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    1. Sometimes we get sour grapes so may as well turn it into wine and enjoy it.

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  10. Are you worried about the MH freezing into a big block of ice. It may never thaw out! Brrrrrr

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    1. It will thaw out someday, it would be better if we were in a Campground and living in it, But that is not happening right now. Thinking it is just very cold and lonely.

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  11. Those photos are awesome to look at, just don't want to be in them.

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    1. Thanks Jan, don't really want to be here either, but..........

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  12. You're certainly making the best of a difficult situation. It'll make you appreciate the Southwest all that much more when you do get back there. ;c)

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    1. We always appreciate the southwest, just 'cause it is wonderful.
      It will always be there waiting for us to return.

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