It has been relatively warm for this time of year, but by Wednesday we are expecting single digits. Had some light freezing rain Friday but nothing to worry about. You can never tell with freezing rain until it arrives, because the ability of the weather forecasters to predict the amount appears to be derived from examining the entrails of sacrificed chickens.
The first week of January in the mountains usually brings some snow, as in this picture. But so far, it's just been misty, raining, and cold. I prefer the snow to constant drizzle.
It's dark here in winter most of the time. Even during the day there are usually low clouds and the sun is down behind the mountain peaks by 5:30. It doesn't come up til around 7:30 in the morning. I expect Neanderthal man felt the same way about winter. He probably stayed forted up the cave like I do in the house.
Once in awhile there is a blue sky day and we try to go over to the lake for a walk. There's been more rain than usual so far so we haven't been able to do that. I have an elliptical in the family room but it's not nearly so much fun to do a hamster on the treadmill routine as going for a walk at the lake is.
Not much else to tell, since I haven't been doing a lot. I wait with great interest for the single digit weather mid week.
Addendum later in the morning.
Miss Tulip went on a pretty daunting hike in some snowy mountains of Northumbria. I have a vague recollection of reading about Northumbria in a book about England during the Dark Ages. I didn't know it was such rough terrain. I thought her post was pretty interesting and the pictures are great.
Also Outback Tania went to the beach with her family down in Australia. Funny to think they are having beach weather (it's summer there) and we are having freezing, dismal weather here.
Sol has a picture of her attic ( at least I think it is her attic) and it looks like a perfect picture for a children's book. Full of mysterious objects and interesting things. My storage spaces are crammed full of food, ammo, weapons, and such. Not interesting. But check out her picture, lots of fascinating stuff in there.
Finally, I want to mention that the new season of Downton Abby starts Sunday, 4 January in Georgia, at 2100 on PBS. I don't know what the show times would be elsewhere, but at least it should be premiering tonight everywhere in the states.