Thursday, August 27, 2015

Week 10: The Weather

This week the writing challenge is to talk about the weather, so this will be really exciting :) Actually one of the things I like most about where we live is that we truly get to experience all four seasons in their entirety.

Right now we're just coming out of a cool summer week. It's been highs of 20C (68F) and lows around 12C (53F). It's been sunny but a little cool, which has been such a blessed relief after the heat of last week. "Heat" for us is defined as around 30C (86F), which I know for most of you sounds positively glorious. Next week we'll be back to highs in the high 20s and low 30sC (80sF). I love it because it's not (usually) too hot to be outside and enjoy the weather.
Fall is one of my favourite times of the year. We get a nice, long, beautiful fall here with moderate temperatures (highs of 10-20C (50-70F)) and the leaves change glorious colours. In fact, some of the trees are starting to showcase their fall beauty already.
Sam and I in October 2013.

Winter is the one season I'm not crazy about here. Lately we've been getting some pretty cold temperatures (-30C (-22F)) and a ton of snow. And it sometimes starts as early as mid-November and doesn't really end until mid-March -- that's about a month too long in my opinion. These past few winters have been hard with young kids, especially taking Sam to school and back twice a day. That's been about an hour and a half of being outside every day for Miss Rachel and me. I'm excited that this year I'll get to drop her off too! Walking home by myself will be a treat -- even if it is freezing out!
And I honestly can't decide if Spring or Fall is my favourite season. I think Spring wins by a slight margin because it comes after the long, cold, winter, and my birthday is in Spring. And I get sooooo excited about working in our yard and going outside in a light jacket and shoes after bundling up all winter. To truly experience my excitement about Spring, go and read this post. I still smile remembering how very happy I was that day :)
So that's the weather around these parts. What's your favourite weather? Have I tempted you to move here at all?! :)


  1. I'm jealous- I would love to live some place that actually experiences all 4 seasons, especially if that involves experiencing a summer without temperatures that make you lose your will to live!

  2. I'm also jealous! I loved living in Utah for 2 years because of the 4 seasons you can experience there, too, but winter was just too much for me... so back to Texas we came!

  3. YES! Would love to come a little north! That picture of Sam and Rachel at the pool is so so cute.

  4. I would love to really get to experience all 4 seasons. We have a very brief spring and fall and then it's either hot or cold. =(

  5. I think NC is perfect for experiencing just enough of all four seasons. ;-) We are just perfectly in the middle. You know Spring is my favorite even if my birthday is in September. Spring has beautiful weather, flowers (like azaleas around here), my favorite holiday (Easter), and all of my kids' birthdays! It is also our busiest time of year though. :-)


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