A whitish sort of day … and “Peak Stuff”

I have just been listening to a very interesting interview this morning on the CBC radio.  It was with a chap (a chap, because he is from the UK) who has written a book about what he calls “Peak Stuff” in which he argues that there is convincing evidence that consumption is tailing off, that [...]

2011-12-23T16:31:04-05:00Friday, December 23, 2011|

Freezing rain

Day four of the daily journaling has to be about freezing rain, of which we are forecast to get up to 10mm today.  There is very little to be said about freezing rain except that it is horrible to drive in, dangerous to walk in and the best thing on earth for cleaning your car [...]

2011-12-21T17:29:22-05:00Wednesday, December 21, 2011|

Looking ahead

Well, it is now official.  Environment Canada have stated that there will be no snow between now and Christmas … freezing rain (tomorrow), by all means but no snow.  This is not a disaster but it is a disappointment, it is not part of the “contract” we made with Canada when we immigrated here and [...]

2011-12-20T11:12:47-05:00Tuesday, December 20, 2011|


Note to self … this reanimated web-journal is supposed to serve two purposes.  As an aide-memoire for our declining years and to provide photographs and comment on matters of interest in a manner that  may keep our small, but loyal, readership coming back for more. So – “Don’t be boring”. That could be tricky :) [...]

2011-12-19T13:05:40-05:00Monday, December 19, 2011|

What winter?

That last posting in late November should have been the herald of deep snow but it wasn't. Today temperatures, two weeks before xmas, were +5 and any scraps of snow are now gone.  Preciptation this week is predicted to be rain only .... and today Canada formally withdrew from the Kyoto process.  Can there be [...]

2011-12-12T22:21:52-05:00Monday, December 12, 2011|

Musings on the weather

This is being written from eastern Canada where we get a lot of snow, where it gets jolly cold and where life goes on.  In the past few days the news has been filled with two stories – one a big dump of snow hitting the eastern US and the other being the inability of [...]

2009-12-21T13:07:18-05:00Monday, December 21, 2009|