Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snow Days

   This week Victoria has been getting a blast of winter weather, the likes of which hasn't been seen since...last winter. It's Canada. It Snows. Even on the West coast. Nevertheless, despite the fact that it's only a few inches of snow and the temperatures are only just a few degrees below freezing, my poor city is crippled by what the rest of Canada would consider just a dusting.
   Although I'm not really that bothered by the snow, (I used to live in Alberta, so I've been through worse) I'm content to spend my snow days inside listening to my favorite music and building a model of a Navy ship.
   Yes, my virtual shipyard is my kitchen table. It really is the only spot in our home I can use for this. I get a lot of natural light from the window, and it's much roomier than the desk in our office/den. The table is also a great working height for me. My lovely wife has no issue with this since I always keep things tidy and have the table cleared off well in advance of any meals. Sandwiched between the two white cloths is a thick layer of newspaper for extra protection. I use water based acrylic paints, and not those smelly enamels. The glue is also non toxic.
   I'm not the only one making the most of my snow days. Even our cat likes playing in the snow!
   If the sun does appear tomorrow, as is forecast, I think I'll go for a walk down to a nearby lake with my camera. I can already think of a few spots that would look spectacular all dressed in white.
Stay warm.

The Wandering Oak

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