At the moment of taking these pictures, it was rather warm - well, for our winters, at least. It was about -10 by Celsius during daytime, and about -15 by night. This was after a couple of colder days with -15 by daytime and -20 by night. -35 is about the coldest it can get here during daytime (not speaking about windchill, though). Currently we have an unnaturally warm period with 0 - +3 - even +6 during daytime and all the beautiful snow is melting away. :( That being said, I can imagine living in a warmer climate with mild winters, but I guess I wouldn't enjoy them as much. I have grown into liking freezing temperatures and our horses adapt to them well, too.
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.