The ups and downs of the thermometer over the past two weeks means that the coat closet never gets thinned out since everything from rain jackets, lightweight coats, wool coats, and all of the gloves, hats, and scarves were used in no particular order.
Frost was my view from the desk this morning, these were long crystals growing in different directions and stuck to the windowscreen. As soon as the sun peeked through the trees, these became a wet spray on the tiny holes. I know, because I was changing the camera settings and looked down and then back to find the crystals seeping ice tears on the screen.
Earlier in the week the car doors were frozen shut from the tiny grainy snow that had fallen for two days and nights in bitter cold temps. A few days of darkness, where you need to have all the indoor lights on even in the early afternoon can be disconcerting to say the least. Finally, after the ground had been snow covered for a few days, we had a reprieve of warmer temps and the grass was seen again, along with strong winds and rain. Then we got more wind and a few more inches of snow. So, the winter so far hasn't been all snowdrifts, but the 0 degree temps with bitter windschills are not my cup of tea.
I just wanted to add that as I read your blogs and leave comments, I'm finding that as soon as I press, "Publish" the comment vaporizes, it doesn't appear. I haven't been able to join your linkies or follow new blogs, either. This is not true 100% of the time, so it's unpredictable and I don't know what is causing it or how to fix it. Some blogs I used to comment at fairly regularly; but for the past few weeks now that's not happening. I hope you understand.
I think some of you are also having similar problems.
Switching to Firefox or Chrome is supposed to fix these problems, but I'm using Chrome, so that's not my solution. If you have a solution, please share. Thanks!