Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Frost on the Pumpkins

The kids have just left for school and the weather service is reporting a current temperature of sixteen degrees, halfway between zero and freezing. It is probably a few degrees colder than that at our house yet, as we are in the shade. The brilliant morning sun that I can see out the front windows won't hit our yard for another hour, thanks to the hill that climbs the east side of our property.

Sixteen degrees here, however, is so much warmer than sixteen degrees would have been in the Pac. NW, as we have none of their dampness to go along with the chill. The sky is a brilliant blue, not a cloud to be seen. And as long as you are dressed warmly, the air just feels brisk and refreshing. In the Pac. NW, it seemed I could never get warm no matter how many layers I piled on. My condolences to those of you who live there, or in some other damp place. I don't miss it.


Anonymous said...

31 this morning with a dampness that cuts to the core. Still in shorts and an iced latte to start the morning, hard to break old habits.


Scott said...

Yeah, it's 16 degrees here, but it's a dry cold.

- No comprende from North Carolina