Friday, December 19, 2008

I (Won't) Be Home for Christmas

(OK, I know the title is a bit wonky...)

As much as I love London, I have to admit to getting a wee bit homesick around this time of year. I HATE snow, ice, cold etc etc (except when skiing or snowboarding), but it does lend a certain air to the Christmas festivities. In London, with the grass still green and the temperature on the positive side of the Celsius scale, one could almost imagine it's spring. Well, a Canadian spring, anyway.

Halifax, the capital, in yet another snowstorm. Actually, looking at this, I don't miss snow that much after all.

So to amuse myself and perhaps assuage my yearning for home, I decided to post these pictures of my homeland, Nova Scotia. In Canada. East of Toronto. The first thing you hit when you head across the Atlantic. No, not New York, or Boston....

An ice storm mid-winter.

Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove.

House in Sydney decked out for Christmas.


Gorilla Bananas said...

Avoid such conditions is a merciful escape, Miss.

Marsha said...

Well, I wouldn't expect a gorilla to understand the appeal of snow! :)

Wesellhalifax said...

Hi Marsha, Greetings from Nova Scotia. You are right about the weather, today it's -14 in Halifax.
Snow coming over night again, well, at least it will be a white Christmas.But, you have to admit, snow at Christmas is nice, being around friends and family also, but I could really enjoy myself in Florida, this time of year, come visit when it's warmer, all your family and friends will still be here....Have a great Holiday

Marsha said...

Hi Weselhalifax,

-14! Today, it was +12 and balmy here. It would be nice to have snow for one day only - Christmas day. Shovelling is hell!

Enjoy! :) And happy holidays to you, too!