If there’s anything Game of Thrones has taught me, it’s that a long summer means an even longer winter.
Certainly this seems to hold true with all the reports of this winter saying it’s going to be a particularly bad one, but until recently it’s been an extremely mild autumn. November has almost passed and the weather seemed to barely dip below 9 or 10 degrees.
That is until a few days ago when we had our first snowstorm.
Usually we get a couple of snowfalls before it actually sticks, but the weather turned full blizzard Sunday and lasted well into the night. By the time I woke up on Monday, it had coated everything in a picture perfect winter wonderland.
I was pretty excited and took a bunch of photos before warming up with some tea.
I needed to go around and look for some display pieces for my upcoming craft show (more on that to come!), so took the afternoon to tour some thrift shops in Chambly.
In reality, this was just an excuse to look at more beautiful snow. Funny how when you’re not forced to commute through it, winter is actually very enticing to experience…
I also happened to see someone’s line of clothes still out to dry and covered in snow – which made me think of an interesting fact I wanted to share.
Nowadays it’s less applicable because of drying machines and indoor heating, but what did people used to do in winter when those weren’t available and they needed to dry their clothes after a wash?
They would hang them outside to freeze and, after a day or two, knock all the ice out of them. Bring them in, warm them up, and you have dry clothes!
Think I prefer dryers all the same…
Anyway, that was my snowy Chambly adventure! How do you feel about winter’s arrival?