Thursday, April 3, 2008

Waist deep

Yesterday it was -5 celcius (-14 with the wind chill) and today it is -3 (-10 with the wind chill). This is cold. Very cold. And it has been very cold for a very long time. And look ... that long brownish thing by Nigel's boot is the top of a park bench... not the seat of a part bench, no, no, this is the top of the backrest on a park bench. Nigel and I did not realize the snow was that deep (the back of a park bench comes up to what -- my waist?) until we saw this. We stood awestruck for a minute. Because that is a whole heck of a lot of snow!

This was taken two weeks ago, and while the snow has begun to melt, it won't be melting very fast if the temperatures stay this cold! Montreal really does get the worst weather. Don't get me wrong. I love the city. It's just that I don't care for winter quite as much. At least not this much winter...