Saturday, December 7, 2013

༺ Winter Is Here! ༻

Here is Colorado we have been having a calm autumn. Temperatures have been moderate and moisture has been minimal. Until..... last Wednesday!  Suddenly, the weather forecasts started calling for snow and bitter cold. Wow - the predictions were right!

What is cold for us here along the Front Range (the area running along the eastern side of the Rockies)? I would say it is what we've had for the last 4 days. Highs are about 8 degrees, and lows are dipping to 10 below at night. We have a few inches of snow on the ground, and the roads have ice patches - just enough to keep driving interesting.

While our house is pretty cozy and warm on the first floor, this kind of cold still finds a way to sneak in. I noticed our main door's dead bolt had white on it from frost. I snapped this picture of frost forming on the inside screws! They look like little marshmallows!!
At least these temperatures will get me in the holiday mood, and remind me to pull out warm clothes, hats and gloves.