06 February 2009

Freeze-Dried Nostrils

Yesterday was the coldest day so far here, at least in my opinion. Rarely do I see a negative temperature in Fahrenheit, but yesterday, when I woke up and called the Weather Channel, the temperature was a whopping -1 Fahrenheit. It was so cold.

The moment I got out of the house, I inhaled, and it felt that the surface of my nose, both inside and outside, just froze. It seemed like the day after tomorrow.

Now the bizarre thing is, the sun was out. It was shining its bloody rays to us, and yet there was no heat. There was light, but no heat.

Anyway, the good thing is that for the next few days, we will actually get above freezing temperatures. Around mid-40s they say. Now that is a welcome and desirable thing, since new mountains are being created in the Buffalo topography, and these mounds of snow need to melt.

(Kedutaan Besar Indonesia, from my Embassy Row Series)


  1. It happens a lot in Canada in the winter. The sky is deep blue, the sun is very strong, yet these are the coldest days.

    When I first came to Canada, I found it weird, I would always expect sun equals heat. Nope.

  2. Zhu,

    I know. I was first surprised about it as well. I found it odd that a day in which it has clear skies and a sun shining would be colder than a day that is overcast and snowing.