At daytime high temperatures of -18°C (-1°F) with wind chills that make it feel much colder, my morning power walks will be on hold for the next couple of days.

I’ll still get out for a couple of short strolls later in the day, just to get my daily dose of fresh air, but I don’t fancy the idea of my nostrils freezing shut if I walk for any length of time at a faster pace.

These frozen maple seeds looked cold enough last week.

“Winter’s more than words and wind. She’s a chill that clings to everything. She’s power. And, like all great powers, she likes her companionship recognized. If she’s talking to you, you’ll know.”

~ Shannon Dittemore