Monday, January 11, 2010

Today was the our first day with above-freezing temperatures since December 31st. The warm-up began Saturday when we went from a low of -7 to a high of 26. It almost felt warm. Today we had a high of 36, up from a low of 27 last night. It seemed positively balmy!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland

The herb garden is idle with only the rooster to stand watch all winter.

The view was better when we moved here seven years ago. There were no houses behind us, only an open field. We don't see tree frogs anymore, and only occasionally do we hear an owl.

The wisteria tree in winter. If it doesn't bloom in the spring, its days could be numbered.

We received five inches of snow on Sunday, throughout the day and evening. It is so cold right now, only the beauty of the snow makes it worthwhile.