At the parking lot

March 10, 2008 at 8:06 pm 10 comments

We have been in deep freezing temperatures here in Winnipeg these past few weeks.  And we’re finally getting warmer temperatures now.  But then again, warm and cold is relative.  Just look at the cartoon in the editorial page of The Herald this week. :)

Well, anyway, I was finally able to get my camera out in the open and take quick snap shots at the church parking lot on Sunday.  As usual, we made it just in time, one minute before the mass started, and the parking lot was already full.  We ended up parking in the lot of the school adjacent to the church.

This baby plows and clears the snow in the parking lot.


The school parking lot has these electrical outlets where you can plug your car.


Cars here in Manitoba are equipped with block heaters to keep them warm in freezing temperatures.  So it’s very common to see plugs hanging out from the hood of the cars.




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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Belle  |  March 10, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    that block heater is new to me. my husband said they have it New York, too. our weather here is in the low 60’s.

  • 2. Kyels  |  March 10, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Block heaters; that is something relatively new to me.


  • 3. Toe  |  March 11, 2008 at 2:33 am

    For a tropical resident like me, block heaters and car plugs are totally something different. :)

  • 4. Joy  |  March 12, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Oh how cool! I’d never heard of that – though it totally makes sense for you that live in those freezing temps!

  • 5. job  |  March 13, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    yeah, never heard of it..totally new! pretty amazing though..:)

  • 6. haze  |  March 15, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Hi Niceheart, back to blogging :D ! Electrical plugs are practically helpful to cold countries like Canada! I don’t think we have that in France, kudos to the person for wonderful and daring idea ! Happy weekend !

  • 7. bw  |  March 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    No car plugs here in Ontario too :) Means were quite mild compared to Manitoba :)

  • 8. pining  |  March 20, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Hi niceheart :-)
    cold (9 degrees) in here too, but no snow, fortunately for me as I don’t like snow very much. Oh well, thank God for block heaters, I’m sure it works wonders :-)

  • 9. Gypsy  |  March 20, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Ay, ang ginaw! I thought we were going into Spring already here in the UK..earlier than you guys in Canada but now there’s report of snow coming sometime next week and the spring flowers have folded up again…the weather’s really gone bonkers! Anyway, Happy Easter!

  • 10. annamanila  |  April 4, 2008 at 4:06 am

    Plugged in cars. Never heard that before. Very interesting, Nice Heart.


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