A very happy dog. Its about -7'C and that is a BIG smile.
Take note all you winter whiners and complainers...what a beautiful time of the year this is! Last night the full moon made the snow actually glisten-sparkle-twinkle like a white starry sky. I guess I wouldn't mind not hearing about how cold it is outside (yah) or about the shoveling (okaaayyy) or especially about wanting/wishing to be elsewhere (snore).
Hey, I left California, the land of milk and honey and salads and citrus so,
yeah, I get it sort of. The monotony of perfect weather, day after day, week after week, year after year, really bugged me. Don't laugh -- perfect weather fosters a weird lifestyle of sport shopping and consumerism.
The 'its never enough' syndrome.
Now I choose this place--to be present, in the here & now, where the cold beauty of a winter day and night is 'more than enough'.
The nice thing about having a blog is that I can post about anything I want. Unlike F-Book which can and does, de-volve into the 'mundane' that make up most of our lives, a blog gives one the opportunity to gloat, to compare and contrast, to talk about religion, politics and family feuds (without an onslaught of comments or offended persons).
I have been paying more attention lately to Canadian politics, as some of you know.
Suddenly things are interesting for a few reasons.
The above picture of 'JT' (from the December Vogue) is an obvious one but his election also exemplifies a big difference between Canada and the US.
The election process here was swift and there seemed, to me, to be a minimum of mud-slinging, name-calling and out & out untruths being bandied about by candidates...UNLIKE what goes on down south which sometimes seems like
a gong show combined with a triathlon--
who can be the most ridiculous and who has the most endurance to go the distance.
Yah of course there were some shenanigans here but nothing so outrageous or malicious in nature to cause much trouble.
You may call me naive here if you please but I call it like I see it and my perspective does have some basis in reality.
Canada is a good place to live and I am so grateful (and lucky) to be here.
Yes we do get a little bit of snow, now & then, in our neck of the woods and
there is nothing as beautiful as a fresh snowfall.