Remember the White Queen from the book ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’? Well, I think she lives near here. The whole universe is white, and has been for some weeks now. The only color exists in the sunrise, the moon, and the blue sky. Everything else is covered in a thick layer of hoarfrost. Its almost like being in an old Christmas movie, where the trees are all completely white, in true overdone Hollywood style. I expect to see Jimmy Stewart around every corner. Except that this is real, and natural. But its so complete as to look quite strange.
Its been cloudy of late, with lots of wind, and severe wind chills. Today was -40, with a wind chill of -49. (Last night someone said, ‘Its minus 30 out there, with a wind chill of minus one million’.) The propane has gelled up and my shower was cold. It turns out the idea of a cold shower is not as cold as an actual cold shower! Although the sky is clear tonight, there is a heavy fog over town. The only light is from to incredible orange moon rising to the east, (which I will not be taking a photo of!). And there must be several generators running on the houseboats, because there is lots of noise outside. Because ofthe fog I can’t tell where or what the noise is. For all I know its the jet engine of the WhiteQueen, warming up to take her on her Hawaiian vacation. Hmm.