Pushing the limits

Yesterday the temperature dropped down to minus 25 C

In the frosted early morning.

I went out on the ice – but stayed out way too long –

One and a half hours… With no breakfast.

Bright view copy

Came back with a frost damaged face

And spent the rest of the day in bed sick.

Just goes to show that you shouldn’t

Be bound by your limits —

But you should know what your limits are!

Thank you in advance for your kind comments – I won’t be replying to them today

As I need to recover.


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70 responses

  1. get well soon. *hugs*

    January 20, 2013 at 08:15

  2. Recover, Sweetheart

    Happy Aloha to YOU
    from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ >

    January 20, 2013 at 08:20

  3. I can’t imagine Minus 25 c It must be very cold but beautiful white world

    January 20, 2013 at 08:43

  4. O my goodness! I did not realise that this could happen! But I guess frost on the face is like a burn! And that can make you sick too! Hope it all settles soon for you! Love the beautiful photo of all that snow touched with light and a beautiful dog clearly enjoying the moment!

    January 20, 2013 at 09:08

  5. Get well soon and take care!
    Beautiful image!

    January 20, 2013 at 09:17

  6. Bob

    Naughty girl.

    January 20, 2013 at 09:52

  7. Your poor, poor face. I do hope that it, and you, recover quickly. These are beautiful images – but not worth damaging yourself over.

    January 20, 2013 at 10:49

  8. Glad you’re feeling better today❤

    January 20, 2013 at 10:50

  9. The photos made it all worth while.

    January 20, 2013 at 11:03

  10. Geez ! minus 25 ° C ! The maximum we ever had in the middle of Belgium was – 15 °C ! With these temperatures you have to cover your face like a bank robber, black and only the eyes visible ! We had – 6° this morning which is already quiet cold because some people are not equipped for such temperatures ! It also snows and we are stuck home !

    January 20, 2013 at 11:06

  11. Warm wishes!!

    January 20, 2013 at 11:25

  12. Oh -25C°!!!! Thas really very cold. Get better soon!

    January 20, 2013 at 11:48

  13. Hope you feel better soon. Gosh, that temperature is brutal. I was sick a couple of weeks ago too, and I’m sure it was due to being out for several hours photographing egrets on a cold, damp day. Take care!

    January 20, 2013 at 12:02

  14. Take care and get well soon.

    January 20, 2013 at 12:40

  15. Get well soon and take care!

    January 20, 2013 at 13:25

  16. whew…i saw your temps on TV…ack that is cold…i hope you are felling better….that is brutal cold…..

    January 20, 2013 at 13:26

  17. Oooh, sorry about the frost on your face. Cold is sometimes so dangerous. Hope you are doing better today… xox

    January 20, 2013 at 13:52

  18. Snuggle up to Oscar and get well soon!

    January 20, 2013 at 14:05

  19. ((((Hugs)))) Get better!
    Looks like fun, though. 😉
    You all have snowmobiles? Those are tooooooo fun.

    January 20, 2013 at 14:22

  20. This picture is just perfect.
    Hope you will be better soon !!!! ♥

    January 20, 2013 at 14:59

  21. Ouch!

    January 20, 2013 at 15:33

  22. This has happened to me more times than I can count. If only we could magically transport ourselves back to our warm home the moment we realize we’ve overstayed our endurance! It’s the trek back that gets us.:-) You and Oscar stay cozy and feel better soon, and meanwhile we’ll enjoy your beautiful snowscape photo and what you suffered to get it!

    January 20, 2013 at 15:50

  23. Hello Lady Fi!
    Frost paints the face blush.
    My beloved dog enjoys the winter. It has a lot of fun.

    January 20, 2013 at 15:54

  24. I managed -40 in my youth – but not now:-)
    Take care!

    January 20, 2013 at 16:20

  25. TexWisGirl

    oh, dear lady – it was nice to catch a glimpse of you, but so sorry it is for showing off a frost-bitten face!

    January 20, 2013 at 16:31

  26. Oh my. So sorry for that unjust reward. You should be back up soon and much wiser.

    January 20, 2013 at 16:35

  27. Jim

    Ouch! That must be painful Fiona! Do take care of yourself.

    January 20, 2013 at 16:50

  28. Pat

    Ooh! That must be painful.

    January 20, 2013 at 17:04

  29. brrrrrrrrrrr…

    January 20, 2013 at 17:08

  30. Ah, some of us do have trouble knowing when to quit and go home, don’t we, Fiona!! Do take care of yourself, stay warm and stay inside!!!

    January 20, 2013 at 17:23

  31. I hope you are soon feeling better. Your temperatures are much too cold for an old man like me.

    January 20, 2013 at 17:56

  32. Brrr! It looks really cold. Love that first photo; so cute. Get better soon!:)

    January 20, 2013 at 18:05

  33. yes, cold weather needs precautions. i have also learned that the hard way.
    stay warm and wishing you well.

    January 20, 2013 at 18:21

  34. Wow that’s cold, stay warm and recover. And thanks for the word verification tip, I did not know and took your advice.

    January 20, 2013 at 20:21

  35. Oh My… Bless your heart, Fiona… Please take care and get well…. Stay WARM –and drink some hot soup or tea…

    January 20, 2013 at 20:24

  36. Fiona, I’m so sorry, but honey, that weather is not fit for man nor beast for longer than 15 minutes. Your photos show the brutal beauty of the cold. I hope you feel a lot better really soon. That face is too pretty not to protect it!!!!

    January 20, 2013 at 20:32

  37. Take care, stay warm but just think that you have one superb photo for your pain

    January 20, 2013 at 21:17

  38. Here’s wishing you a fast recovery. You’re quite right about knowing where our limits lie. Many thanks for those fantastic photos.

    Greetings from London.

    January 20, 2013 at 21:37

  39. rest and be well soon! I love the frosty views, they are quite beautiful.

    January 20, 2013 at 22:31

  40. I thought you’d have learned from my own mistakes! I’m still recovering from my Jan 3 fiasco! Hope at least Oscar didn’t freeze his feet. Feel better soon. Apply lots of non-allergetic lotion to the face. It takes awhile to heal!

    January 20, 2013 at 22:50

  41. stay warm!!

    January 20, 2013 at 22:52

  42. Get well soon Fi! – Been sick all week.. –

    January 20, 2013 at 23:02

  43. Skriver på svenska eftersom jag läser att du bor i Sverige och översätter böcker. Fantastiskt fina bilder du har i den header! Förmodar att du bor i norra Sverige. Underbart att se hur solen lyser och att snön ligger vit. -25 är verkligen kallt. Här Göteborg hade vi -11 igår, men idag bara -4. Hoppas du återhämtat dig!

    January 21, 2013 at 00:00

  44. Owwwwww! Get better. Stay warm.

    January 21, 2013 at 01:25

  45. Thanks for reminding me and Sophie…..cold here lately and she has informed me so!!!!

    January 21, 2013 at 01:46

  46. It is true that we need to respect our limits. Feel better soon!

    January 21, 2013 at 02:35

  47. Hudson Howl

    Haven’t had frost bite in years. Hurts like……well you know. Arctic blasts, give beautiful light they can be silently dangerous.

    January 21, 2013 at 02:46

  48. Yikes! Be careful out there!

    January 21, 2013 at 02:53

  49. Oh goodness! That is dangerously cold to be out for so long. I hope you are okay.
    We’ve got down to 20 below F (I think that’s about 29 below C) for a couple days and not expected to even reach zero F for days. It can look beautiful and sunny, but it is downright crispy out there. Be careful!!

    January 21, 2013 at 05:04

  50. Adventures in the snow! Great photos.

    January 21, 2013 at 05:15

  51. Beautiful path!

    Catching up with Camera Critters.

    Man’s Best Friend

    January 21, 2013 at 05:46

  52. Since I am late on this one, I hope you are warm and feeling much better now.

    January 21, 2013 at 05:53

  53. Don

    Wise, wise words.

    January 21, 2013 at 09:08

  54. Oh dear Fi. Lesson well learned? Thanks for passing on the warning. Hope you are feeling better now. I liked your track in the snow photo – Dave

    January 21, 2013 at 09:12

  55. cosmos

    There is a time I thought I was only going to be a few minutes and end up being outside for sometime. However I was not able to stand such cold as minus 25 C! I just can’t imagine what minus 25C is like. Please take good care of yourself. Keep my fingers crossed you’ll get well soon.

    January 21, 2013 at 11:07

  56. It is very cold here too now, and they are warning people not to be outside for too long.
    I sure hope you are feeling better soon.
    Sending you hugs.

    January 21, 2013 at 13:04

  57. Thank you for the beautiful pictures & wise words. Stay warm & cozy & be well.

    January 21, 2013 at 14:15

  58. Stay warm, dear. Cuddle up next to Oscar! Xxxx

    January 21, 2013 at 21:05

  59. Wise advice! Hope you’re feeling better!

    January 22, 2013 at 03:38

  60. Beautiful view of the snow and your dog:)

    January 22, 2013 at 08:23

  61. Zuzana

    Oh yes, it looks very cold indeed.;) Hope you have recovered by now.;) Snow covered landscape is stunning though, I rather take the cold and the sunshine, then grey dreary weather – at any time.;)

    January 22, 2013 at 10:27

  62. I am very sorry to hear about your frost bitten face? Are you better now? Please take care of yourself♥

    January 22, 2013 at 15:05

  63. Take care fiona. I am sure you will do well soon

    January 22, 2013 at 17:07

  64. Oh, that’s just too cold! Nice pic of the dog in snow. Stay warm!

    January 24, 2013 at 04:14

  65. ahaha, sounds wise.:) please get well, lady fi…

    January 24, 2013 at 13:38

  66. You’re a braver woman than I LadyFi!!! I don’t mind the cold from inside where it’s nice and warm!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 20:35

  67. I hope you are all better..frostbit is no fun..it hurts so..:(

    January 26, 2013 at 01:50

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