Despite arctic weather I went for a walk looking for polar bears. I  did’t see any. The cold must have scared them off. So instead I took a picture of Calgary downtown from the top of Tom Campbell Hill:

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

And that’s me, Frosty the Snowman. Knee deep in the pow:

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Wishing I was a tourist from Australia.

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  1. “Wishing I was a tourist from Australia.” – LMAO That’s one way to put it.

    Calgary is a nice, quaint, clean city. But snow when there should be mud and grass and the chirp of birds? That’s too much.

    Although, if global warming projections prove correct, Calgary will be a tropical tourist hub in the next few hundred years. So just eat healthy and stay fit, and you may survive to see the monkeys and anacondas.

    As an alternative, why not move to Vancouver?

  2. Luc von Carrot says:

    Ahh global warming… palm trees along Centre Avenue, tsetse flies buzzing around my head, snakes relaxing in my bed, spiders, and scorpions crawling on my balcony, monkeys crapping all over my car… tropical paradise! But few hundred years is not soon enough for me. Highly unlikely I will live as long as Methuselah. I don’t think it’s worth the effort.

    Vancouver is a nice city with three problems:

    1. Further from home.
    2. More expensive.
    3. Less opportunities.

    Not to mention it’s consistently being voted in the top 10 of best places to live, which for me is a reason enough not to move there ever.

  3. Betsy says:

    That’s a lot of snow. I’ll post some spring photos soon so at least you’ll be able to get a visual of spring. :-p

  4. Betsy says:

    And btw, how the hell did you get up that mountain with snow up to your knees??

  5. Jan says:

    Great pictures, wow, what a contrast to what we’re experiencing in London! 20+ degree weather, pure sunshine, looks like the tables have turned, this is the Shire now 😀

  6. Luc von Carrot says:

    Betsy, this is not a mountain, just merely a hill. Even with the snow it’s not difficult to climb. And it’s fun! On your way up you can roll n the snow, tumble down, make snowangels, etc. It’s as soft as a pillow! Gets a alittle bit wet when it goes into the shoes and under the pants. But who cares. Remember when we were kids? It wasn’t so long ago when snow was the king!
    Jan, it makes me happy to know that somewhere out there, a mere 3 hours flight away, there is warmth and sunshine, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming.  I hope you put away the Wii to enjoy it. Eventually the spring will come here as well and it will be all the more beautiful the uglier it looks now.  Meanwhile this Hobbit doesn’t mind the snow. Partly because he has no choice. Partly because he knows that it’s snowing even more in the mountains. When the sun comes out the conditions will be like a dream. And on the weekend he will be snowboarding.

  7. Betsy says:

    Luc — I like your optimism! I totally agree that we wouldn’t appreciate the sunny weather if we didn’t have those cloudy days. And just think that beyond all those clouds there is the sun in all her glory. I love flying on cloudy days because you know that soon after take-off you’ll be floating above those clouds…starring at the sun, smiling and knowing that a few thousand feet below, people are complaining about bad weather. 🙂

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