Not just on Sesame Street, but here on my street!
It's reason for a celebration when we have a day like this!
Even if it's freezing cold.
Tom got out this afternoon to start the winter pruning. He says his fingers and toes got cold, but it was a good start on what will be a continuing job.
I took a four mile walk this morning, watching out for icy patches, and then I took my camera out into the yard to find some winter interest.
Flowering Kale on the front porch.
Snowberries - a native plant.
These will soon be food for robins.
Magnolia blossom buds are beginning to plump.
After all of the greenery and color of the holidays, it was time for some winter bouquets from the garden. I picked and arranged these this afternoon as another excuse to be outside.
They contain sprigs of sarcococca, which will soon perfume the air with their vanilla scent.
The lingering blue hydrangeas won't last long now, so I picked them too.
Now at 4:15 the sun is low on the horizon, sinking into a cloud bank. There is a 20% chance of snow tomorrow. That would be fun. And then there will be more sun!