Monday, December 29, 2008
My World's Winter Thaw
Our across the road neighbours have their house up for sale. The backyard pool is a less than appealing selling point at this time of year. We need a lot more warmth before buyers begin to think of swimming under the summer sun.
We experienced a lot more winter warmth over the past two days as temperatures rose briefly from -18C to 10C. The warmer moist air over the deep snow pack brought heavy fog as the cloudy skies touched the earth for a full day. It was impossible to see to the end of the street.
Rain has fallen, much snow has melted and many areas are experiencing local flooding. This seasonal cycle is not unusual. Perhaps the expected January thaw came early but it is already over as cold winds have once again returned turning standing water to ice. Brown and grey will disappear when new snow creates a fresh white ground cover.
Seasonal lights still shine indoors creating warmth and cheer as we wait for the New Year to arrive. This picture of our tree lights represents brightness, colour and best wishes for the New Year to all who stop by My World.
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