Sunday, November 27

Lately up north... it's full-on winter

 We've been living up north for almost 5 months now. But those were the easy months. Next comes 6 months of winter!
We are ready for it, though. At least I think we are.

We have our Canada Goose jackets, a carton full of hand and toe warmers, and a cupboard full of David's Teas. I think we're set.

Oh but it is really, really cold up here. You can actually see the wind in this photo. Brrrrrrrrr!

In other news, we have 3 orchids in our apartment and they suddenly all started flowering again... all at the same time! I guess orchids like to be ignored. I only seem to remember to water them every other week or so. But apparently they like that.

We went back to the beach to see what it looks like in the winter... 
And as expected, it's pretty icy there too.

Luckily all of us northerners have warm, cozy apartments to have pot-luck dinners in.
On Saturday night we tried moose stew, made by a girl I work with who shot the moose herself (and she's 5 months pregnant!). Such is life up north... the women are very tough!
(I clearly have some toughening up to do)

I stayed true to my girly self and made my blueberry-lemon shortbread tart using the wild blueberries we picked in September (it's such a yummy recipe!).

On Sunday, despite the blustery weather, we went out into the woods to collect evergreen boughs and pine cones.

And I started to decorate the apartment for Christmas... I'll show you the finished product later : )

I hope you had a lovely weekend.


Tiffany Kadani said...

Wow! You guys sure get to have the full-on winter experience. I love that you know people who shoot moose pregnant. So very tough indeed!

Carrie said...

I've never seen snow before! But it looks beautiful there. Having a white Christmas must be soooo fun. I prefer being extremely cold over being blazing hot.

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Heather said...

Looks freeeezing! This reminds me of my orchids at work. I've been gone all week so I hope they're still alive when I get back. Stay warm!!

Pinecone Camp said...

It looks so beautiful! I'd love to see your part of the country. Moose? Hunting? Wow, I would really have to tough it up a bit though ;)

sweet harvest moon said...

It looks so beautiful out there!
I always liked the cold, too bad we don't have snow here at the moment :(

Beautiful pictures!

Can't wait to see your Christmas decorations ;)

Jessi LaRue (Jessi Haish) said...

oh wow - look at all that snow!

Jan Halvarson said...

Wow, all of a sudden you have snow! Love your coat - looks super warm (now I want one)!

heather said...

love how tough the women are up north! boy, do you make me miss the calm (sometimes violent) cold of down south. but we didn't live as far south as you do north, i don't think, and the snow never actually lasted more than a couple weeks. so happy to see that you are lovin' your life up there, or at least embracing everything as it is! honestly, what else can we do, ever?