Sunday, December 8, 2013

*~*~*Just How Cold is It?*~*~*

Last night when we went to bed,
it was -9 & -23 with windchill!
It is so cold that the water is freezing on the rocks.
Then as more water flows,
it flows over the ice and freezes even more.
This is the same corner from up river.

When I make soap,
I do the lye water outside
because it is caustic & can get up to 200 degrees.
I carried it in the house with my bare hands.
It was like holding a cup of hot coffee,
but there was no 200 degrees.

Now it's Mama Hen time.
If you have to travel - even just to work or the store,
carry a few things with you, please.
Small Shovel

It might sound like a lot,
but I just pulled a fella out of a ditch
Friday on my way home.
My tow rope is always in my rig,
but it was out for some reason.
What saved the day was
that the fella had one with him.

I will have another gift idea for you
here within the next couple days,
but wanted to encourage you all
to keep safe and warm.

PS - What's up with naming storms?  We used to have one name
for all the storms - Winter:)

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches 


  1. Wow, I could feel the cold through the screen! Beautiful pictures though, just beautiful!

    1. It is beautiful - but much more so from inside by the fire:)

  2. Your Pictures are beautiful and we have had really cold weather with snow. I just stayed home and will if need to be. There isn't really any reason for me to get out. I can always talk to my hubby by phone. I just want to be safe and warm. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend

  3. we have been hearing on the news here in the UK all about the weather you are having and how treacherous the roads are, how come something so pretty can be so dangerous wrap up warm and take care, fingers crossed you will get a milder spell soon.

  4. I love the picture of the frozen river. Beautiful! Winter is a beautiful time, even though a bit treacherous.

  5. Lady,
    I love your pictures, but that do make me shiver and shake...Thanks for the reminder. I usually carry all those things in my car. And like you, I am glad that I can help someone out if need be!
    It HAS been so cold! I was at the Christmas bazaar last saturday and we only had about 1/3 of the usual customers because of the cold. Stay in doors and look at that lovely river please!...

  6. Where do you live? This river is just gorgeous! I'm like you though...I'd much rather see it from inside where it's toasty warm. :)
    xoox laurie

  7. That is pretty cold, I live in Port Angeles and it never gets that cold here, and we seldom have snow except higher up the mountains.

  8. Those photos are gorgeous! I read that was the coldest night since 1973... and moiself and my kids had to leave at 4am to catch a flight. But it was better than the rain. I am new to your blog... I hope you have a Merry Christmas!