a vast [treeless] Arctic region with permanently frozen subsoil
(minus the treeless) that pretty much sums things up
But in case you wanted more detail (which I'm always happy to oblige), here's a little glimpse of life in the tundra:
strange phenomenon, such as ice crusted snow.
the kids love to eat it.
I love the sound and feel of walking on it
(crunching, cracking ice before plunging into powder)
other strange phenomenon (not pictured), the tingly, prickly feeling you immediately get inside your nostrils when you step outside and they start to freeze up.
Today is a "stay-at-home-day"
(and into the -40's and -50's with windchill)
so we did this
(yes, they're in there)
I even delivered their lunch
(which Alex is currently stuffing into her mouth)
It's after 1pm
we're in our pj's
I did clean my bathrooms today
and made Orange Rolls
Pretty productive if you ask me.
And from where I'm sitting
(inside my house, with the clean bathrooms, at the computer desk, in my sweats, wrapped in a blanket, next to the fort where my children are playing happily, and not far from the oven where the orange rolls are baking)
this place is beautiful
Another bonus to the coldest weather MN has seen in over 5 years:
Paul turned the thermostat up (ever so slightly).
so the pipes don't freeze.