17 January 2013

Il fait froid, ici!

Vallée Bras-du-Nord (northwest of the city)

Brrrrr....!  It is all-caps COLD here - windy, and the temperature is plummeting.  We're supposed to get down to -30F or colder with windchill by this evening.  Here are a few snapshots, to share the invigorating reality of winter all bundled up and piled waist-deep in snow.

Click here to read my recent QCT article about a backcountry snowshoe trip we did.  You'll see some of the pictures below.

Forêt Montmorency (north of the city)

The St-Lawrence River iced over
(as seen from the Lévis-Quebec City ferry)

Left: Row of trees and tire swing cast shadows in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade (west of the city)
Right: Local birds foraging near feeder at Forêt Montmorency (north of the city)

 Both photos from Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade on the chemin du roy (west of the city)

One of the season's first snows - thick and
heavy - as seen from our front door.

Inside-view of yurt in Vallée Bras-du-Nord
J & B pictured with French friends who accompanied
us on snowshoe expedition in Vallée Bras-du-Nord.

Classic view of yurt in Vallée Bras-du-Nord

 Vieux-Québec lit up during holiday evenings.


Bertille said...

So nice guys!!  I miss the snow in Québec area so much! (but not the cold at all ;))... I love your pictures :) and that's cool to see again Marie and Xavier, thanks ;)

Gene said...

Looks pretty darn cold there, Bethann.
Sarah and Ryan and I skied at Teton Pass on Monday, and I estimate the wind-chills at the top of the chairlift probably were about -15 to -20F.  Felt so cold that I quit early, which I rarely ever have done.
Then it turned warm, and the past couple of days it’s been in the high +40s.
Stay warm back there!

Bethann said...

Miss you guys, too.  It is cold, cold, cold.  I have errands to do, but I really think I will wait a couple days 'til it warms up.

Bethann said...

Mr. Sentz, 
Wow!  If it is cold enough for you to bow out, it is seriously cold.

It is quite cold here, and I'm not even outside yet. :)  Even the kitchen is cold!

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