2009-12-07

WWC: Winter & Stone


The words for this week's challenge are Winter and Stone. Just in time for the 3 days of snow we had to finish up and the temperatures to plummet. I think it was this morning we broke a record cold temperature - we hit -37 C. I can't remember what the old record was. We had about 5 inches and to my mind that is enough for this winter.


 Winter has arrived.



Sorry for the blur, winter piles up!



People won't pay attention to the signs that say the lot is being cleared, so they have to put up with the drifts - hehe, probably for the rest of the winter.



Stoned kitty?



Splitting Stones



Stopped-rolling Stones.

There we have it for one more week. Check out my sidebar, the WWC can be found on Flickr, Facebook and on several blogs.

Have a good day all.

13 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Reb love the textures on your night pics of the snow.
Stoned kitty is well done and I love the split stones.
Good job.

the Bag Lady said...

Great photos, sis! I especially like the splitting stones - it looks as though the tree roots did the splitting!
Stoned kitty is adorable, too. The winter shots are cool - literally!

Jay said...

That's a lot of snow! I love the night pics. Well done!

Reb said...

Leah, thanks. It was too cold to bother with the tripod so I am glad they came out at all ;)

Thanks Sis. The tree roots look almost like the stone themselves.

Jay, just the beginning I'm afraid! Thanks.

kcinnova said...

Well done!
Stoned kitty cracked me up!

Reb said...

Thanks Kcinnova....I tried to put them on him when he was just lying there, but he wasn't having any of that.

Hilary said...

I love the night shots and the splitting stones.. and that stoned kitty is just incredibly cute. Nicely done.

Scott Oglesby said...

I love all of your photos as always Reb…beautiful! I can’t believe how cold it is up there. You really need to come to Spain. Or at least Florida, anywhere but -37 land.

Back in my longer, crazier days I had a cat that actually did enjoy getting stoned. Whenever we had a party and did smoke, the cat would climb up on whoever’s shoulders and breathe deeply. He loved it.

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary. He is such a funny cat.

Scott I wish I could go somewhere warm for the winters, but I love Alberta too much to make a full time move. Cats are sure funny.

Barbara Martin said...

That's cold for December! But I do recall it being that chilly in the early 70s when I was at Ross Shep. It settled in over the winter setting a record and the Edmonton Journal presented special certificates for those who lived through that particular winter. I believe there were only a few days where the temperature went above -20F.

I love the photo of the city lights with the snow in the foreground. Excellent.

Reb said...

Thanks Barbara, it sure is. Fortunately it didn't last long and we are a bit warmer today.

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

i like the wintery photos. even the one with the cat who kinda looks like she (girl?) is on a snowy blanket

Reb said...

Thanks Ben.