The usual angle of the usual branches is after the jump. Also, you can see last Sunday’s foliage report here. And if you’re wondering when the sweet leaf-sprouting action outside my window will get rolling, well, last year, sadly, nothing much happened until early May. Poop.
It’s somewhat wintry outdoors: minus 15 degrees
Celcius Celsius, minus 25 withe the windchill. Not really that bad for tough Saskatchewanians as long as you’re not taking photos while not wearing gloves. If that’s what you’re doing, you’re stupid. Your hands will totally freeze!
More pics after the jump.
1 HONEYMOON OVER Well, despite the fact we all knew it was coming, Prairie January has arrived. And it sucks.
2 WELCOMED BACK Harper announced today that he will heading back to China next month for only the second time since he has been in office. Initially a sharp critic of the Chinese government, unsurprisingly this position has swayed as Canada seeks energy resource investment and the establishment of MORE trade agreements. More here.
3 WISHING WELL Canadian skier Sarah Burke and Olympic favourite remains in critical condition following a superpipe accident in Salt Lake city this week.
4 ANYONE SURPRISED? US officials deny any involvement in the death of a Iranian nuclear scientist yesterday. This murder comes on the back of months of Western complaints about Iran’s nuclear programme. Another one of those US ‘foreign policy-related convenient coincidences’ we have become so accustomed to?
I just think it’s really sad that Winter feels it needs to make a big show on its last day. Do you really think you’re fooling anyone, Winter? You’re done at 5:21 p.m. Finished. Kaput. But here you are, blowing snow around in a tragic and embarrassing “look at me! Look at me!” display of insecurity.
Look Winter, we get it. You like it here. But everybody’s sick of you. You have to leave. But no. Instead of showing a little class, you act like the annoying roommate who leaves a mess everywhere–all this snow that Spring’s going to have to clean up.
You suck, Winter. Scram!
P.S.: It was shitty of you to cloud things up so no one could see Supermoon last night. Jerk.
When Kim Jay does stuff for prairie dog (like the cover at left for our Summer Reading issue) she’s always behind the camera. At CBC Regina, it’s a different story.
Many, many more pretty, pretty pictures after the jump! Continue reading “We Don’t Complain About The Cold When It’s This Beautiful”
Yes it was a lie. Nothing like stepping outside for an eyeball-scraping by high-velocity slivers of airborne ice. “We need ski goggles!” rasped designer Paul as we trudged back to the office from lunch. Yes, yes we did need ski goggles Paul. It’s too bad you didn’t think of that BEFORE I had that great idea of going out for Thai buffet.
The wind’s calmed down a little now but man was it vicious earlier. Here’s what it looked like a few hours ago in downtown Regina. All images may be embiggened by clicking on them.
We’d love to get more photos of what it looks like in places other than the Scarth Street Mall. Readers are welcome to send snow pics to us at feedback (at) prairiedogmag (dot) com. No huge files, please — keep them under one megabyte.
This is going to take some getting used to. I would not want to be answering phones at the City this morning because there’s no doubt construction is making everything about today more stressful. If you haven’t been out yet, be very careful–sidewalks are slippery and dangerous and traffic has been bad.
How are you people doing? Everyone on staff (except me, the guy who lives downtown) was late to work today, but not by much. We’re tuff. Hey, if you’re inspired, e-mail me some snow photos of what it’s like wherever you are. Send them to feedback (at) prairiedogmag (dot) com and I’ll add them to this post this afternoon. Web-sized resolution, please–less than one megabyte.
Of course, I was thinking ‘Print Journalism Barbie’, which I pictured as a composite of all of us at prairie dog. Brrrr. (BoingBoing)
Beware everyone. A tornado watch has been issued for the City of Regina! Was it conjured up by the city’s Department of Wizards to finish the job they started on Victoria Park? Only time will tell.