Thursday, February 5, 2009

gasp


This morning the thermometer read -30C (that's -20 something F, I think).

This means that the moment you went outside, your breath was stolen from you by the dry cold, and you were left gasping.


It was that hovering, still, windless, BURNING cold.



Ice on your eyelashes cold.



Frost on your whiskers cold.



'Double rations plus extra grain' cold.....are you getting the picture??

At least the sun is out, and the day is bright.  Stay warm, wherever you are today.

9 comments:

LadyFi said...

Gasp - now that truly is cold! Too cold!

natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

I do not know how you stand it!

But then I'm a fourth generation Floridian who moved way up north to Atlanta.

It looks pretty, at least!

Maria said...

Beautifully written
I was complaining because it was +20 F, don't know how you do it, I'm too much of a wuss, don't know if I'd make it to the barn. We will be warming up here this weekend, hope soon for you as well

b&g girl said...

Great pics, LOVE the horse shots! You sure are not alone, its exactly the same here in my part of the world, brrrr! But there is something about that solid squeaky crunch underfoot in this cold cold weather that I love!

Sarah S. said...

OOOOOH That is COLD! it is a balmy 13 here with a windchill of 4.

Stay warm!

Pony Girl said...

WOW! I've never experience temps that chilly! Stay warm and cozy.

On another note, I am sorry to hear about the sad loss of your friend and horse trainer. He sounded like a wonderful person to have working with your horse. The quiet unassuming ones are usually the best. Blessings to you and his.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi, I had to check out Muddy Boots Jens favorites! You have a very nice place here! I understand your cold weather! You have wonderful photographs! :)

Dysd Housewife said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, and sorry to hear about how cold it is too!!

Firefly Hill said...

Wow that is cold! I will stop feeling sorry for myself right now...it has been in the 20s here!
So sorry to hear about Ed....how very very sad.

annie