Seasonal norms?

We’ve had below seasonal temperatures for weeks and weeks, and above seasonal rainfall throughout the same period. Maybe when fall/winter is done and dusted, it’ll all average out and all be recorded as seasonal norms. In the meantime…


…it’s chilly! We went to Florencia Bay on Saturday, enjoying a favourite beach late afternoon on a falling tide. There were a few cars in the parking lot, and down on the beach there were a few hardy surfers braving the water. Cold, cold water. No thanks! The air temperature was a few degrees above freezing, just warm enough to sit on a log – with jackets – and enjoy a rare sighting of the sun.

Not so chilly

Scout was delighted to be able to dig and dig, purposeful in the moment, fully attentive to the task, and then happy enough to abandon the excavations if there was an off chance of a crumb or two from one of us enjoying our coffee and cookies. Off chance of a crumb? No chance, but we always bring a milk bone or two. Scout also likes them.

Saturday was our sunny day, and Sunday was meant to be a snowy day, or snowy overnight into Monday morning at any rate. There were some disappointed students when the promised snow didn’t materialize. More rain though! We braved the elements and enjoyed the dry hour or two early afternoon along the coastal trails before the next band of cold rain appeared.

I’m predicting more rain!

We consoled ourselves about no show snow with a bottle of Spinnakers Flanders Style Red Ale – it was a little too close to a sour to be a sure fire winner, but we did finish it to be certain our conclusions were sound.

Spinnakers slightly sour seasonal offering – now it’s open, we might as well finish it…

We might not be enjoying seasonal norms, but we’re enjoying where we are, and making the most of the season, whatever it looks like! Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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13 thoughts on “Seasonal norms?”

  1. Nice photos, I assume you are getting out with Mrs PC and Scout, judging by the knees. Scout has a funny funny side glance in that same picture. The sidewalks here are still sheer ice in spots. Weather. take it as it comes.


  2. Love the photos of Scout, especially the one with the sun lighting up her eye with the look saying I know you’re planning on sharing that cookie!🐾😁 No matter the weather, it always looks beautiful on the coast. Our wind gusts matched our temperature yesterday (57) and we have more temps in the 50s and rain this week. Another week where we can’t talk about Tottenham or Everton or failing again at trying to watch a Matrix movie marathon prior to the new release next week. Enjoy the week and don’t forget to check out Kevin Costner & Modern West!😁


    1. Thank you! Sounds like you’ve been enjoying PNW style weather?!
      I don’t think Everton will be winning any trophies again this season…I’m not too sure where the next win in a match is coming from. It’s the hope that kills you…
      The trailer for the new Matrix movie has gotten my hopes up – I’m going to watch the first movie again for sure, but the two sequels? I can’t remember a thing about them, but maybe I’ll need to before the new one?
      Kevin “lowest register” Costner and Modern West? I’ll look it up!
      Enjoy your week!

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  3. The abnormality of the weather norms is about all we can expect these days, or so it seems. We’ll take the sunshine & the hearty ales of cool December, and shudder at the likes of ocean surfers at this time. As that look of Scout suggests, this is probably as good as it gets (and tastes, if another Milk Bone would be offered)! Thanks for another pleasant read.


    1. Thanks, Walt! We’ve decided to go with the seasonal beer, stomp along the seasonal and unseasonal hikes, stay out of the water and enjoy the good company of Scout – as you noted, that’s as good as it gets in these unreal days…
      Enjoy your week!


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