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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friday Night WITH Friends

At this time of year in the Yukon it is dark and cold.  Now I actually like cold weather - it is crisp and clean and healthy feeling, but it sure sucks the energy out of you.  After a lot of -5 C to - 15 C our weather finally plunged to normal levels of cold for January so it is -15 C to -30 C now.  The cold makes everything very beautiful too, with ice fog and hoar frost and sun dogs - or even moon dogs - featuring prominently along with the Aurora Borealis.  Here is what I get to look at when driving home from work at 3:30 p.m.


And here is how beautiful the trees look with a hoar frost coating.



These pretty pictures are leading up to my excuse for not getting much done last night at Friday Night With Friends.  I was just tuckered out what with the cold weather and working all week.  I managed to finish putting a second round of hexies on one of my flowers for my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  And I basted a bunch of green hexies for the next garden path.


A productive night despite my lack of energy.  I'm off to check out what the rest of the friends got up to.  Related image

Janet  

15 comments:

  1. :) love your frosty trees :) visiting from FNWF :)

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  2. I love hearing about your part of the world. I cannot even imagine what -30 feels like! At least you joined in and did some FNWFs sewing. I did not join in as we had family staying for a few days-- at least that is my excuse.

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  3. Frosty weather, I too cannot imagine that coldness!!! Lovely sewing.

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  4. OMG, that sounds really cold. I'll have to figure out how to transfer those Celcius temperature to Farenheit so I can appreciate how cold it really is. I like how your GFG is coming along. I get bored sewing the stepping stones on my flowers. Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

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  5. What fabulous photos of the Hoar Frost on the trees...
    You did well getting anything done after a busy cold working week...

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  6. Oh so cold but beautiful for us who don't live there. Very pretty

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  7. What beautiful photo of the hoar frost. Here we are sweating it out in the heat. Nice work after a busy working week. It must take its toll getting out and about in such cold weather.

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  8. Great pictures Janet. Hexies are always easy and soothing when you are tired. xx

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  9. Oooh....so pretty, but feels cold just looking at it! When I'm cold, it's all I can do to lift the blanket off my hands to change the channel on the TV with the remote LOL!

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  10. amazing winter pictures.....
    Hugz

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  11. Wow...amazing pictures and what a view!
    Love hexies...you made some nice progress with yours.

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  12. I'm a slow stitcher so to me you got a goof amount done. Your hexie flower is wonderful!

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  13. oh that's super cold! It's been unseasonably mild in the UK for the last 6 weeks or so. So much so we've got spring flowers out already! The down side is lots of rain and serious flooding in some areas.

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  14. I am with you Janet...I love the winter...you captured your area perfectly....and hexies well what can I say...habit forming to a T

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