Who was it who said 'What a difference a day makes'? We have gone from mild temperatures to the big chill and high winds. The high today was 18 F and the wind is blowing steadily giving the wind chill factor a big nudge. It is not just cold but we had about an inch or two of light, fluffy snow. The climbing hydrangea always enjoys catching the snow although the wind has blown it free already.
The world is bright again, if cold.
"It is deep January. The sky is hard. The stalks are firmly
rooted in ice."
- Wallace Stevens, No Possum, No Sop, No Taters