+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: Joys of winter - worth to look at

  1. Link to Post #1
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Here are the "joys"!! of winter this morning in Montreal.
    Really worth to look at, quite incredible (at the end a police car gets into a city bus and a huge grater gets into the police car).

    This thread if for all the happenings related to weather in both hemisphere this coming winter. Fun happenings and not so fun.

    Last edited by Flash; 5th December 2016 at 21:02.

  2. The Following 34 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    Art (6th December 2016), Atlas (5th December 2016), Bill Ryan (5th December 2016), conk (21st December 2016), Deega (6th December 2016), Denise/Dizi (18th February 2019), enigma3 (6th December 2016), Ernie Nemeth (5th December 2016), fourty-two (6th December 2016), Foxie Loxie (5th December 2016), GaelVictor (6th December 2016), genevieve (6th December 2016), Holly Lindin (21st December 2016), Ioneo (5th December 2016), Ivanhoe (6th December 2016), joeecho (6th December 2016), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), peterpam (15th March 2017), Philaletheian (6th December 2016), ponda (6th December 2016), RunningDeer (13th January 2017), Satori (16th December 2016), seko (16th January 2017), skogvokter (6th December 2016), Sojourner (6th December 2016), StandingWave (13th January 2017), Star Mariner (24th December 2016), Star Tsar (16th December 2016), sunpaw (6th December 2016), sunwings (6th December 2016), tcjim1 (6th December 2016), toppy (6th December 2016), william r sanford72 (28th December 2017)

  3. Link to Post #2
    Avalon Member Sojourner's Avatar
    Join Date
    22nd July 2015
    Location
    Montreal
    Age
    26
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    358
    Thanked 119 times in 24 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Lmao this was right beside where I work, everyone at the office was dying of laughter after seeing this like 10x time Loolll

  4. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Sojourner For This Post:

    conk (21st December 2016), Ewan (6th December 2016), Flash (6th December 2016), Foxie Loxie (6th December 2016), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (13th January 2017)

  5. Link to Post #3
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at



    Funny

    This was in fact an advertising for winter tires - but quite on topic lol

  6. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    conk (21st December 2016), Foxie Loxie (18th December 2016), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (13th January 2017)

  7. Link to Post #4
    United States Avalon Member Foxie Loxie's Avatar
    Join Date
    20th September 2015
    Location
    Central NY
    Age
    74
    Posts
    3,079
    Thanks
    67,683
    Thanked 17,306 times in 2,953 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    This was TOO FUNNY, Flash!

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Foxie Loxie For This Post:

    Flash (19th December 2016), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (13th January 2017)

  9. Link to Post #5
    United States Avalon Member conk's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2010
    Posts
    3,866
    Thanks
    10,716
    Thanked 10,451 times in 2,922 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    After living in Detroit, Michigan for many years I am grateful to reside in the deep south. It is indeed a helpless feeling to lose control of your car, but thankfully we never hit anything but ditches. haha. At least everyone was willing to help everyone else.

    Having been in Michigan for 10 days we awoke to news that Detroit was suffering the effects of the worst winter there in 75 years. Let me tell you, a poor young man from Alabama was certainly on edge. It took but one peek outside to know I wasn't going to work that day. Cars were not definable to make or model, just huge humps of snow. So, back to sleep. About an hour later the boss calls, "hey, you coming in to work". WHAT? Didn't realize that outside my little apartment area the roads were cleared. Yes, the southern boy was the laughing stock in the office that morning. Following that day, the high temperature of the day was -10 degrees for two weeks. When the temp came up to around 30 degrees neighbors were out in t-shirts, enjoying the heat wave.

    The only thing I miss about snowy Detroit are the Greek restaurants.
    The quantum field responds not to what we want; but to who we are being. Dr. Joe Dispenza

  10. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to conk For This Post:

    Flash (21st December 2016), Foxie Loxie (21st December 2016), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (13th January 2017)

  11. Link to Post #6
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at


  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    Foxie Loxie (14th January 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (13th January 2017), StandingWave (13th January 2017)

  13. Link to Post #7
    United States Avalon Member Foxie Loxie's Avatar
    Join Date
    20th September 2015
    Location
    Central NY
    Age
    74
    Posts
    3,079
    Thanks
    67,683
    Thanked 17,306 times in 2,953 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Thanks, Flash! One can't help laughing at the sliding of the snow off the roof!! The second video was most interesting as I had never seen that type of snow removal.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Foxie Loxie For This Post:

    Michelle Marie (29th December 2017)

  15. Link to Post #8
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Quote Posted by Foxie Loxie (here)
    Thanks, Flash! One can't help laughing at the sliding of the snow off the roof!! The second video was most interesting as I had never seen that type of snow removal.
    yes that kind of snow removal is the norm in Montreal, plus the trucks going around pouring salt everywhere while pushing the snow aside and the little machines doing the sidewalks. I am surprised you do not have similar stuff in Central New York, you must still have quite a lot of snow.

    Last edited by Flash; 15th January 2017 at 23:09.

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    Foxie Loxie (17th January 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017)

  17. Link to Post #9
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    He has been fired (Boston)


  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    Foxie Loxie (17th January 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017)

  19. Link to Post #10
    United States Avalon Member Foxie Loxie's Avatar
    Join Date
    20th September 2015
    Location
    Central NY
    Age
    74
    Posts
    3,079
    Thanks
    67,683
    Thanked 17,306 times in 2,953 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Enjoyed the videos, Flash! Yes, we get snow here, but this is rural living & I've only seen just the usual snowplow type. Have no idea what they might use in a big city like Syracuse! Made in China! What isn't?!!

  20. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Foxie Loxie For This Post:

    Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (15th March 2017)

  21. Link to Post #11
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    End of winter season??? WAIT! not yet!!!

    My car parked on the street looks like a big bulb of ice cream - lots of shoveling to do.

    My work place is closed.... few highways are closed, train schedules are all off schedule, airports is basically closed.

    But it is veeery pretty

    Montreal, Canada, yesterday and this morning

    Here highway 10 yesterday pm






  22. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    Baby Steps (15th March 2017), Foxie Loxie (15th March 2017), genevieve (15th March 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), Noelle (15th March 2017), RunningDeer (15th March 2017), Wind (29th December 2017)

  23. Link to Post #12
    United States On Sabbatical
    Join Date
    30th December 2016
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,660
    Thanks
    19,941
    Thanked 11,217 times in 1,631 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    I grew up in New England and remember that kind of snow too well. So glad I live in Florida now. A few winters ago we had a bad cold spell in Florida. It flurried in Daytona Beach, which made "breaking news" on the local TV networks.

  24. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Noelle For This Post:

    Flash (15th March 2017), Foxie Loxie (15th March 2017), Hym (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (28th December 2017)

  25. Link to Post #13
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Minus 30 Centigrade tonight = minus 22 Farenheit in Montreal

    It is coooooold man!

    i shoveled for one hour the snow accumulated 2 days ago, gosh I am cold, even working hard physically does not warms you up


  26. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    Foxie Loxie (28th December 2017), Hym (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (28th December 2017), Star Mariner (28th December 2017), william r sanford72 (28th December 2017), Wind (29th December 2017)

  27. Link to Post #14
    United States Avalon Member Foxie Loxie's Avatar
    Join Date
    20th September 2015
    Location
    Central NY
    Age
    74
    Posts
    3,079
    Thanks
    67,683
    Thanked 17,306 times in 2,953 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    We will be hanging around single digits here for the next week or so....don't remember such a bad cold snap last year!!

  28. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Foxie Loxie For This Post:

    Flash (28th December 2017), Hym (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (28th December 2017), Star Mariner (28th December 2017), william r sanford72 (28th December 2017), Wind (29th December 2017)

  29. Link to Post #15
    UK Avalon Member Star Mariner's Avatar
    Join Date
    15th November 2011
    Location
    Southwest UK
    Posts
    1,561
    Thanks
    8,234
    Thanked 9,861 times in 1,483 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Quote Posted by Flash (here)
    Minus 30 Centigrade tonight = minus 22 Farenheit in Montreal

    It is coooooold man!
    Wow Flash. It's only a balmy 4 centigrade today in the winter sunshine. Had a little snow yesterday, and was scraping the car this morning. But minus 30... ouch.

    Quote Posted by LadyM (here)
    I grew up in New England and remember that kind of snow too well. So glad I live in Florida now.
    Well LadyM I think I might be the opposite. I lived in Florida for a while and I found the humidity down there so debilitating. I have no idea how you cope with it tbh. I love NE, and much prefer that climate! hehe different strokes...
    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
    ~ Jimi Hendrix

  30. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Star Mariner For This Post:

    Flash (28th December 2017), Foxie Loxie (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), Noelle (28th December 2017), RunningDeer (28th December 2017), william r sanford72 (28th December 2017)

  31. Link to Post #16
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,699 times in 8,857 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Il y a 3 jours - 3 days ago


  32. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    avid (29th December 2017), Foxie Loxie (29th December 2017), Hym (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (28th December 2017), Star Mariner (29th December 2017), Wind (29th December 2017)

  33. Link to Post #17
    United States Avalon Member RunningDeer's Avatar
    Join Date
    6th February 2012
    Location
    Forest Dweller
    Posts
    12,976
    Thanks
    96,930
    Thanked 109,592 times in 12,707 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Quote Posted by Foxie Loxie (here)
    We will be hanging around single digits here for the next week or so....don't remember such a bad cold snap last year!!
    Here too. I received my electric/heating bill. Itís more in line with February & March figures. I donít know how the birds and animals that donít hibernate survive.

    [not to mention the homeless ]
    ................

    "Boiling water on the stove will add humidity to your home as the water evaporates. Depending on the size of your home, it may not adequately circulate throughout the house. A fan on low helps the circulation."

    "Anything wet and drying out will to some extent increase humidity. Even drying your laundry inside can help. Plants in pots and a simple humidifier helps too."


    Last edited by RunningDeer; 28th December 2017 at 23:25.

  34. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to RunningDeer For This Post:

    Flash (29th December 2017), Foxie Loxie (29th December 2017), Hym (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), Star Mariner (29th December 2017), william r sanford72 (29th December 2017), Wind (29th December 2017)

  35. Link to Post #18
    Avalon Member Hym's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th June 2011
    Location
    Eastern Pacific
    Posts
    540
    Thanks
    7,611
    Thanked 3,233 times in 516 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Thanks for the reminder. Finished writing something on longevity and running here. Gotta go outside and chop some wood before it gets dark...And relatively speaking we have it much easier here. May you all keep warm and be able to pay those heating bills.

  36. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Hym For This Post:

    Flash (29th December 2017), Foxie Loxie (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (29th December 2017), Star Mariner (29th December 2017), Wind (29th December 2017)

  37. Link to Post #19
    Finland Avalon Member Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    25th September 2011
    Location
    A dream called life
    Posts
    6,985
    Thanks
    76,342
    Thanked 41,124 times in 6,769 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    Quote Posted by Flash (here)
    Minus 30 Centigrade tonight = minus 22 Farenheit in Montreal

    It is coooooold man!

    i shoveled for one hour the snow accumulated 2 days ago, gosh I am cold, even working hard physically does not warms you up

    You Canadians must be even more used to snow and coldness than we Finns are, at least here in the most southern part it's just been raining and no freezing weather to be seen so far. Better learn to love the cold in the near future or then will have to consider about moving elsewhere lol.

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...=1#post1198551
    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

  38. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Wind For This Post:

    avid (29th December 2017), Flash (29th December 2017), Foxie Loxie (29th December 2017), Michelle Marie (29th December 2017), Mike (29th December 2017), RunningDeer (29th December 2017), Star Mariner (29th December 2017)

  39. Link to Post #20
    Virgin Islands Avalon Member TargeT's Avatar
    Join Date
    30th June 2011
    Location
    St. Croix
    Age
    39
    Posts
    7,515
    Thanks
    21,385
    Thanked 39,676 times in 7,042 posts

    Default Re: Joys of winter - worth to look at

    You northern living types are going to have some interesting winters starting this year.......


    This thread gave me Alaska PTSD triggers....

    My winters now look a bit different.
    Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times.
    Where are you?

  40. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to TargeT For This Post:

    Foxie Loxie (29th December 2017), Mike (30th December 2017), RunningDeer (29th December 2017), Wind (29th December 2017)

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts