Monday’s Musings. #30

Good morning everyone on this rather cool Monday! It is winter after all, so we have to expect colder weather. And it really is not very cold yet, it was 10F (-12C) this morning, but not much wind. It will get much colder than this over the next few months. I hope to get out this week and get some more early winter photos to share with you. Personally I prefer looking at summer photos year round. As you know, I’m not really a winter person anymore. I used to like winter, though I’m not really sure why.

However, I have always preferred summer and spring as my two favorite seasons, but summer is tops on the list. I know that each season has its own beauty and I enjoy that beauty. But when the temperature is -40 and the wind is howling, the best place to stay is indoors. Yes, I have gone walking through the forest in cold weather, when the temperature reached -50F (about -46C). Only because I like doing crazy things, as most of you know. It is probably all that time outside in the cold that did it to me. Froze my brain. That is why I keep doing such crazy things all the time.

Male and female common merganser sleeping at the river.

I mentioned one other day that I was going to start showing some of my favorite photos from the last 3 years. So starting today I will be doing that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You may remember seeing some of them, but I think that most of them will be different. Photos that I kept meaning to use, but never did for one reason or another. It is a beautiful, sunny day, but it really is not going to warm up much. Tomorrow, however, we will be back in the mid 30sF (2C), and then it gets even colder than now. It is that up and down temperature that is hard, at least on me anyway.

I went out shopping today, something that I do early Monday morning when there is not many people around. I don’t really like crowded stores for shopping, never have. So today I’m walking down an aisle, to the side so if someone wants to get past me they can, easily. I stop to pick up something and a young woman talking on her phone rammed into me. I say “rammed” because that’s what happened. She was walking and talking on her phone, not paying attention.

White pelican on the river looking at me as he swims past.

She nearly knocked me down, “(bleep) guy,” she said to me, “some (bleep) guy stopped in front of me, idiot.”, she said to whoever she was talking to on the phone. That is what happens when you don’t pay attention. I am glad she wasn’t pushing a cart though, that might have hurt, she was walking rather fast. Things always happen to me when I go shopping, it does add an element of fun to the trip. Oh well, my excitement for this trip. I hope you all have a marvelous Monday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

55 Comments on “Monday’s Musings. #30

  1. I cannot even fathom weather that cold!!! I currently live near Phoenix but am from central Oregon and I remember it getting close to zero but not colder.

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    • I have lived up in this cold climate all my life, and I still have a hard time believing it. It is hard to breathe outside when it gets that cold and exposed skin freezes very quickly. Thanks for reading today, have a great day!πŸ₯ΆπŸ™€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ί


  2. You should have told her she really aught to have the collision sensor on her cart looked at!! Then tell her it was good that her airbags didn’t go off!!😳😳😳🀭🀭🀭🀭🀭🀭🀭

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  3. Too bad that there are people who have no consideration for others ! …enjoyed your pics ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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  4. I was in Heaven when I lived in Alaska for a year and a half! Had a week of -50F or slightly colder fir the HIGHs!
    Had to close schools because no one could drive; axle grease gums up after 3 days.πŸ˜†
    Like a Canadian friend told me, you can always put on more layers against the cold, but when summer heat hits, you can only take off so much . . . before the neighbors call the police! πŸ˜‚

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    • You can have the cold all you want. I’ve learned my lesson and much prefer to stay warm.
      I’m surprised they close the schools because of the cold. Here they just stop the school buses and only because of insurance. People still like to get out and drive to the store, no matter how cold it gets, plus you need to get to work, how do you do it if you don’t drive?
      Have a great day and enjoy the cold!😁πŸ₯Ά


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