Friday,
December 19, 2008

Snow Squalls

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Here are a few of my favorite online haunts:

REALTOR.ca
[This is the site I visit to fantasize about living in Toronto again, which is almost every single day during the winter]

Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts
[This is where I visit in the morning, when I need a positive spin on things past, present and future.]

Living Local
[This is where I go to see what Canadians are up to, sometimes I even buy things from the businesses listed there.]

Environment Canada Weather
[This is the site I visit every morning, and before every road trip during the winter]

A little music, delicious food simmering in the kitchen and my peacefully sleeping companion, Mist, stretched out in front of the fireplace on the chair next to mine. Life is good.

We are in the grips of yet another snow squall. It is my understanding that south of here, in Southwestern Ontario and in Toronto, the weather is much more intense. Attila cleared the drive this morning to get the car out, and no doubt he will be clearing it again tonight to get the car back in again. This is the sixth week of snowy weather, and winter doesn't start until tomorrow.

We will need a mid-day fire today. The house is already cooler than it has been and the temperature is to drop to -20 C tonight. The time has come for big comfy sweaters, heavy socks and heavy slippers. I am thinking of getting a pair of winter boots to wear as slippers when the temperature outside dips below -20 C. My ankles get cold!



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Snow Squall December 19, 2008
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Airwaves
As Time Goes By
sung by Billy Holiday



On The Screen
Pushing Daisies



By The Easy Chair
Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon



Quote
"There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success."
George Matthew Adams



Weather
Condition: Light Snow
HEAVY SNOW!
Temperature: -14.1C Pressure: 102.2 kPa falling
Visibility: 0.6 km
Humidity: 84 %
Wind Chill: -22
Dewpoint: -16.2C
Wind: E 17 km/h
 

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by Maggie Turner

Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made with a camera by exposing film to light in order to create a negative. The negative is then used in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive paper.
Source: University of Arizona Glossary

Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes the music of its language with its subject. To read a great poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of its sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios

Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse, a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself. Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony, false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book, Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing

A Blog is an online journal created by server side software, often hosted by a commercial interest.

"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_blogging


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