I was up early today, for a Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - to go skiing by myself, something I haven't done since last April when I was living here on my own. Over breakfast, I went to the website for the Winnipeg Free Press to check out the latest news from home and immediately noticed the current weather at the top of the page. Minus 32 degrees Celsius. Without the windchill. Holy crap that's cold!
Then I went to the "Mountain Report" on Grouse Mountain's website to see what the conditions were going to be like. Hmmm, minus 5 and sunny. Perfect.
So, I spent the morning at the top of Grouse Mountain, sking. In the sun. By myself. And it was white and glorious.
My afternoon was diametrically contrasting . . . almost.
I went hiking on the side of Capitol Hill. In the shade. With my family. And it was green and glorious.