Today the temperature gauge is forecast to hit 38 c. in our neck of the woods...
Time to get out the ice and snow pictures..
Five years ago this month,
the Cardinals flew across the world,
on our first visit to Ottawa...
to meet a special little guy, our second grandson.
Here he lies on the quilt I made for him,
not knowing if he was a boy or girl until he arrived.
Today he is going to French School, and has a little brother.
We stayed here, in a B&B, about 1km away from the little family in their tiny flat..
walking each day through a snowy wonderland, the like of which we had never previously experienced.
Kids can play anywhere - here's an igloo!
The other grandparents, Grandpapa and Grandmama, took us to Quebec for a few days. This is not a road, this is the frozen Ottawa River, and we drove over it! A vehicular ferry crosses here in the summer.
Quebec, the Old City, looking up to the funicular which goes up to here:
The St Lawrence Seaway, frozen except for a channel in the middle..
We had lunch here - in such cold weather,
you can eat anything and still lose weight.
Temperatures hovered around -20 deg C while we were there.
The frozen Montmorency Falls..
Red is a popular colour for houses - the early French settlers used it to find their way home...
Back near Ottawa, we visited a collection of fishing shacks on a lake.
Yes, they catch fish through a hole in the ice, just like in the cartoons.
I don't think I ever believed this actually happened..
We walked on the Rideau Canal, even taking the baby down in the stroller.
We are hoping to go back there this year, in the Spring.
The grand saving plan is underway, and I am raising cash any way I can.
Sold an old Wertheim treadle sewing machine last week:
Bye for now...
I'm off to hide in an air-conditioned Mall for the rest of the day..