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Audubon...

I mentioned jigsaw puzzles. Well, before the icy cold front moved in, Bud and I finished the Audubon one [below], and began another over the weekend. The new one just started is more animals. Bears, hawks, herons, wolves, owls and reindeer. But, this is the one recently completed...



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All you Northerners probably think I'm such a wuss.  You're right.  I am.  But, you have to remember, sub-tropical cold and wind chill factor is so much different that the dry cold y'all experience.  Our 40° is like your 20°!! Looking out the window just now as I sit at my desk, typing, I see three vultures soaring high up in the winter blue sky...something musta died in the frosty air. 'Tweren't me tho!! It has been said that it could be the first sign of a human nearing the time of passing when...their feet get icy cold...I have on my thermal soccer socks. My feet are toasty warm. I am alive and kicking.

I have a lot more in store for nonsensical posts. Stay tuned.  I just may get out my sketch pad.



30 comments:

  1. Yes, moist air is a lot different than dry air, in both winter and summer. Take care.

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  2. Well darn, my feet are always cold. I better check to see if there are any vultures circling.

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  3. Love your puzzle and I love the common Loon! If you're not dressed for it, being outside in the cold temps is no fun.

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    1. If I put on enough layers to keep me warm, I'd never find my p-p!

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  4. I don't think I have the patience to do a puzzle ...
    "My feet are nice and warm. I'm alive and kicking." Mwahahahaha .... sure you are!
    In the Netherlands it's the same ... the temperature of the thermometer is not the same as the temperature you feel! The humidity is very high!

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    1. Puzzles can be frustrating & addictive at the same time.

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  5. From one cold weather wuss to another, I know what you mean. today it is 53 at wake up and windy and no sunshine, we walked at 7 am and i had on two sweaters. a few days ago we walked 3 days in 42 degrees and I froze. that puzzle is so perfect for you... i like it when you get out the sketch book, waiting to see and make wishes on what you do that i could too......

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    1. I'm gonna try to go out birding in a bit. Twiddling thumbs here gets to be too routine!

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  6. The puzzle is beautiful! Our cold is so much colder! People who have never experienced it don't believe it and feel no sympathy for us.

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    1. I was one of those so naive when we lived in Colorado. Ignorant fool...now, I know.

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  7. My feet are always cold. I stand in front of the fireplace and warm up feet and legs before "running" for the bed. Not liking cold! Never minded it when young. Just sayin'...

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    1. It was different for me way back when too.

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  8. Hey, when you're cold, you're cold! I get made fun of for wearing a jacket when it's 65 degrees here, and most people are wearing their shorts and flip flops. In NEO, the moment it gets above 40, people act like it's summer.

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  9. I love your puzzle. I just started the first one I've tried since childhood. For nine-years old and up. I'm definitely in the up group and coming to realize that I'm nowhere near as smart as a nine-year old, at least not as far as puzzles go.

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  10. Totally understand how cold affects you. I lived for years in Florida (similar to Texas) and I could never convince my northern family and friends that Florida cold is so much worse. It goes right through you.

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  11. Sorry for giggling at you, and the cold. -smile-

    With 4 real seasons, one gets to acclimate slowly to the changes. Which is probably the best way.

    There, does that sound nicer?

    -grin-

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  12. The puzzle is awesome, I do love it! Looks like a lot of pieces, maybe 1,000? I always love seeing your sketches. It just amazes me how you can catch the appearance and spirit of something.

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  13. I totally get it and I'm a northerner all my life. It takes me a while to get what I call my winter blood when the weather turns cold. If you never or rarely experience freezing weather it's not something you get used to easily!

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  14. Oh Boy!! I can't wait to see what will be on your sketch pad...Those puzzles are gorgeous but so daunting to me. I really wish I liked doing them. I guess I'm a wuss...
    Our house seems cold, and I know it's not. Dave and I sit in a blanket and sweater when watching tv in the evening..yes I guess I really am a wuss! HaHa
    Sue

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  15. Don't like the cold either. At one time I wanted to move to Maine (love Maine in the summer). DH said that I would never last through the first winter. He was probably right since I spend the winter months in Texas sitting by the fireplace. Love your puzzle too. We just started a new one. It's 'cat books and their authors'... I'll post a pic soon on my blog.

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  16. I like that puzzle. For the last few years I have done several puzzles each winter, but thiss year the Diamond painting bug has got me, so that's what I'm doing.

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  17. Like that puzzle!! We've started another too.
    We haven't made it out of the 20's for quite a long time now.

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  18. Congratulations on the huge jigsaw puzzle! You're not a complainer, but you are quite the humorist when you put your post together! Thanks for the chuckle. :-D

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  19. If you're a wuss about the cold, I'm a wuss about the heat! I couldn't take it!

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  20. The dampness makes a big difference in the cold.

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  21. I hope you do get out your sketchbook! It is always fun to see what you do.

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  22. Hello,
    What a beautiful puzzle. I saw the Audubon puzzle being advertised on the back of my Audubon magazine this month. Take care, have a happy day!

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  23. I Am Playing Cath Up While The Game Is On - This Is Rather Impressive - Ortho-Bionomy Is Similar To Puzzles With Less Is More, Right Relationship, Move Towards Ease, And Never Force It Into Place - Hope This New Year Of 20BLK Jack Is Treating You Well - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way - Big Hugs

    Cheers

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