|A woman and her companion, sizing up the snowy trail|
It's cold out there this morning. 15 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Let's see, that's -26.1 on the Celsius scale. The high today is going to get to 13 degrees above zero according to The NOAA Weather Service. They are also telling us that it will be sunny all day. I'm glad I have a trip planned to get me to New Mexico soon. I'll be leaving in two weeks. I like the idea of a sharp contrast in weather and temperatures to break up the monotony of the long cold snowy northern Wisconsin Winter.
|County Highway M, headed West out of River Falls|
Notice I didn't say "bad" weather. I try to do that on purpose. The weather is only bad if what you're trying to do is hampered or made dangerous by it. Today, sitting around the house and eating the delicious home made minestrone soup along with some grilled cheese sandwiches will not be hampered by the weather, in fact, the cold temperatures will enhance the experience.
|My daughter, profiled along the Kinnikinnick River|
We do have a lot of snow on the ground. We've had a couple of good dumps as well as the one inch here and one inch there over the past couple of weeks. My daughter took her dog out on one of the local trails the other day and took some fabulous photos. I didn't get her permission to use them, but she used my camera, so I downloaded all of them on my iPhoto. She always had a knack for an artistic touch in drawing and photography. Maybe someday she'll get back to that as she has loads of talent.
I just want to post a few Winter scenes here. Might give my friends in New Zealand, who are sweltering right now, with excessive heat and humidity, some relief. You know, look at the cold when it's hot, and vice versa.
|Crosby Dogge, he has his own Facebook page|
Her dog, named Crosby after the star hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is a Husky. He likes the snow and cold, but lies around the house all day on the sofa. He might be a dog, but he isn't dumb. Remember, it's cold outside!
|Snowshoes by Spadoman|
Enjoy the Winter scenes. I will too, because they will motivate me to start packing for more Southerly destinations.