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Thread: Hey old timers ...whats gonna happen this year?

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    Hey old timers ...whats gonna happen this year?

    Ok some of you have been around the cold part of this continent way way longer than i even knew it existed.

    So I need to know what you think. My wife has the winter blues already and its only been a week of snow. Are we in for a long cold winter this year. ?

    Usually Linda looks forward to the snow and winter but oh boy yesterday something went wrong and it got to her.

    I am wondering what those of you that have been out in the woods watching mother nature prepare have to say. There sure was a bumper crop of things to eat around us during the fall for the critters but this is a new area to me so i dont have a clue if its normal or not. I do know its either been eaten or stashed now because non around anymore.

    So whats your take on this early blast of cold we have just had? Sign of things to come or just our normal weather pattern returning.

    Ski hills here are opening up this weekend.
    cheers

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    I can't answer your question since I'm a bit south of you, but I'm with your wife on the issue... we had a light dusting of snow yesterday and I'm already done with it and waiting for spring for warm weather... I could live along the equator where it never gets cold and be perfectly satisfied.
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    it will change rob, we had the cold weather here this week got down to 20 degrees and windy, but next week it supposed to in the forties and rain???
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    Not really ready for all of the cold weather we've had so far. But we live in New England so you bundle up, pay the oil bill, and deal with it.

    Come February I've really had enough. The joy of winter really gets old. Cabin fever sets in big time.

    Truth be known, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else (except Canada). The 4 distinct seasons are great. Just as you are getting sick and tired of one a new one starts
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    I can't answer your question because I'm not one of the "Old Timers", I'm only 71!
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    Hadn't noticed it much around here.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Hadn't noticed it much around here.....
    I just knew that he'd pop into this thread. Don, we all hate you and your sunshine and warmth.

    Rob, Weathernetwork is predicting a "variable" winter, for Ontario. Sounds about normal to me.

    The Farmer's almanac is supposedly forecasting a "bitterly cold" season.

    And here is an article from the Ottawa Citizen (far colder and more easterly than us, whew) that says that Environment Canada is not so sure. What is interesting there is their comments about how there is so far a lack of any pattern in the Pacific Ocean, which would then affect us (like El Nino).

    Like you, I too noticed that there were quite a few bumper crops this fall, which would incline me to lean toward the "colder" prediction.

    Your wife might want to start watching for some deals on a February getaway to Cuba... Click image for larger version. 

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    I went through a case of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) shortly after the time change. Wish they would leave it on DST all year long. However, although I've heard this winter will be extra bad, we have been enjoying a quite mild fall so far. Loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    I just knew that he'd pop into this thread. Don, we all hate you and your sunshine and warmth.
    Art apparently some of your neighbors agree with me. I was talking with one of our winter visitors yesterday at the golf course and I wished him a happy thanksgiving day and he said it was his second of the year. He and his wife are from your neck of the woods and every year after Canada celebrates Thanksgiving up there they head south in time to celebrate it again down here. We do love our winter visitors though it is good for the economy.

    I took this picture this morning at a golf course a few miles from my house. We like to make our visitors from the north feel welcome.
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    We'll Rob, I don't know for sure, but I think I saw two squirrels taking the wheelbarrow out of the barn the other day to haul acorns and the wild bees nests are 15 feet off the ground.

    You have two choices: embrace winter, snowshoe, skate, ski, curl, camp...
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