We had a very wintery winter this year. In January, we had weather so cold that we had wind chill warnings. The coldest temp was -17F with a -40F windchill. We missed 3 days of school because of the cold weather. Also, even though we have had 56 inches of snow (46 inches is the average), through the end of February, we’ve haven’t had a major snowstorm. That 56 inches fell pretty much an inch or two at a time! The snowplow drivers must have been exhausted because it was about every other day for a while there. The cities are all running out of road salt, too!
It’s a good thing spring is coming and we got a glimpse of it yesterday, with temps that reached into the high 50s! I loved being outside with only a fleece and not needing a hat or mittens! Sarah and I took Jasmine to her favorite walking spot at the bridle trails on the south side of Sheboygan.
The snow was really soft, though, and hard to walk on. It was similar to walking on dry sand on the beach. Jasmine and I both worked hard!
We even turned off the furnace and opened up the windows for 2-1/2 hours yesterday, too. I loved getting fresh air into the house.
It already feels like winter and we’ve already had a touch of snow here and there. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get 4-7 inches and they say it will be “lake-enhanced” snow, so that could mean we get more, but they don’t always know. We’ll just have to see what tomorrow brings.
We had such pretty colors this past fall. The colors just went on and on and on. From the first trees that changed, to the last trees that changed, it felt like we weeks and weeks of reds, yellows and oranges.
I’m so behind on taking pictures of dishcloths and also getting them knit! LOL!! I need to spend some more time actually knitting, rather than looking at Facebook and Twitter! One of the cooler ones we did recently was an illusion snowflake in blue and white! When you look at it straight-on, it’s hard to see the snowflake, but look at an angle, and you can see it then!