It's been a brutally COLD winter so far. With an average temperature of only -20.9 C, it's the second-coldest December Winnipeggers have seen in 120 years, and the sixth-coldest overall! On December 31, Winnipeg's temperatures were actually as cold as the surface of Mars. Today, we are experiencing a windchill factor of -50 degrees Celsius! How COOL is that!
You know it's cold when the casing on your extension cord cracks. I KNOW it's cold when I can only stand to be out of my van for 30 minutes at a time. I was itching to get a few images in for the New Year so I drove out just east of the city to photograph a large, shapely cottonwood tree I recently discovered. I'm quite used to photographing outside in winter but there have been occasions when it just isn't pleasant anymore. This was one of them. Enjoy!