This morning I woke up to COLD air, and frozen steps. It rained last night and then the temperature dropped. The leftover leaves from fall made their own heat and did not freeze. In making my rounds I found that gate latches stuck and hinges cracked on opening. Strange to see, that the metal fence rails and the arching rose canes all had what appeared to be raindrops hanging on them. A quick touch revealed that they were frozen in place! Perfect little droplets suspended like strings of diamonds.
Thankfully, the water buckets had only a light layer of ice over the top, and I was relieved to find that in the chicken run there was no ice at all! I recently ordered a new, galvanized, two gallon, water font to replace the old and leaking five gallon one. It is sitting on its warmer and the water is staying drinkable. This is good timing as the weatherman said we will be down into the 20s for the next three mornings.
Next stop was the Goose Chalet, where I found that the rain had frozen the metal latch shut and it took a bit of effort to gain entry. While I worked, the girls and Frellnick fussed impatiently to get out.
Just looked out my window to see that the sun has made an appearance! I hope it stays out today as I am tired of the cloud cover and gloom of late.
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Unseasonably warm but very grey.
Tom, except for today, we have been unseasonably cold and very grey. However, we had a reprieve from the grey, and saw a brilliant blue sky today. Made me smile, even if it was too cold to go out in it. 🙂
Enjoyed the post. It is also cold in central Texas- down in the 20’s some nights and days. This am the sun is is out and that has helped lift my mood a bit. It has not been this cold for this many days in quite a few years.
Yvonne, we had sun all day here today. It was wonderful, but too cold to go out in it. I know exactly what you mean about the sun lifting your mood, too!
More snow in the Cincinnati area. Not a big one, but the timing caused a lot of school closings and disrupted the morning commute. Very cold but very bright and sunny.
Lillian, your weather sounds so Christmas-y! Thankfully, there is no snow here… yet. Much to my delight, the day has stayed sunny, brite, and I enjoyed a clear blue sky for the first time in a few days.
It is cloudy, rainy, and 78 degrees out today…huh, the sun peeped through as I typed this, but left just as quickly. We are going to be dropping in temps overnight as this front moves through.
Kim, will you be freezing there too? I can’t believe that my friends in SoCal have been below freezing for several nights. What a wicked winter this is shaping into!
The 10 forecast has our lowest temp supposed to be 40. We will be in the mid-fifties to mid-sixties during the day. We normally get about 6 weeks where we receive truly “freezing” temps. Inland areas will be at freezing probably.
That is positively WARM by comparison! 😀
I know lol. We do at times hit freezing and even the teens and twenties, probably around January. This year has been unseasonably warm so far, but I’m not complaining.
Kim, it kinda sounds like when I lived in SoCal. Although they sure have been getting an arctic blast this season! My friend Pam was just complaining about having to scrape ice off of her windshield! 😉
It’s 6.15am, and already the temperature is 24C. By midday it’s going to be 32C (low 90s F). On the activity list today is laying more paving on the patio, and digging over some unused ground in my tropical garden, digging in compost, planting, and laying sugar cane mulch. In between all this, retreating into the air conditioning and drinking huge amounts of chilled water! But we have to get it done, thunderstorms are forecast for the end of the week, and the paving is needed for Christmas entertaining, as 12 of us will be sitting down to lunch outside. Welcome to the tropics!
It is always such a mind bender for me when my friends on the other side of the equator talk about Christmas and hot weather in the same sentence. 😉
It’s sunny at last, but cold on the water. If I could work out of the wind it would be fine, but it’s still a little nasty. It should be ok tomorrow – once it gets above 50 its pretty nice.
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What an interesting fellow! Thanks for the share, Lynda. Funny you should say that, around here in winter it’s, “Once it gets above 39 it’s pretty nice.” 😉
BRR! Sounds like your world is just like ours. School buses have not since last week on Thursday – roads are iced and snow packed. Today is the first day we will see temps rise briefly above freezing. I’m ready for some warmer weather!
Lori, schools opened two hours late this morning in anticipation of heavy ice on the roads, here. Thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as they’d predicted. Tomorrow and the next day are also predicted to be very cold. We’ll see.
We had six inches of snow today! It was chilly and muddy. I feel your pain.
Well then, I shall count my blessings, Becca. At least we didn’t have the snow! 🙂
Still gray and rainy here.
Patti, rain is better than snow. (???) Hope you have some sunshine soon!
I agree! Sunshine in the forecast for tomorrow–I’d better find my sunglasses. 😀
A day requiring sunglasses is a good day, Lynda!
Yes it is, Patti! We had another one with cold and frost, but OH was the light and frost so good for pictures! (new post)
Overcast and with a brisk wind gusting. Summer is taking a long time to get to Melbourne, Australia. Have been mainly going into the city centre over the last month or so (to take photos) so that if a sudden rain shower happens (as it has most days), at least I can shelter in shops.
Somehow, the weather is so changeable that it’s not worth taking the camera gear down to the beach as I don’t want to get it, (or me), wet and the wind has made it hard to do any photography.
Sure, we’ve had the odd sunny day, even the occasional hot day, but not many compared to previous Spring/Summers. But the threat of rain has been ever-present in the background.
Vicki, yes, the weather has been what I would call unstable everywhere. I worry about it being too cold here and then having lots of tornadoes again like we did in 2011. 😐
Haha and here it is boiling hot!
So strange to think of it, Julie. I once read a book in which the characters, recently transplanted from England, were burning a massive Yule log at Christmas, because it was tradition! The very idea sounded wretched and uncomfortable! LOL!
We’re looking at a low in the single digits tonight, and no end to the freezing temps in sight. I like winter, but it’s too early for it to be this cold for so long!
I agree, ES! It’s weird weather everywhere I am afraid.
It’s 37 here, wind chill is 30. It finally melted the solid sleet we had over the weekend. I think it is supposed to drop to 10 tonight and then more bad weather this weekend. Normal high here SHOULD be 50.
The weather is just not behaving anywhere, and the wind chills are killers. Brrr… It is simply too cold, and yet, the frost sure made for a beautiful sight this morning! (Pictures later)
Your day was like ours …. icy in the morning, sunny and bright later on, and now it’s 40 degress! Weird … but it sure is pretty out there now. Just keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t ice on Sunday … I’m hosting an annual cocktail party (women, donating anonymously to local charities while eating and drinking) and I’ve already rescheduled once!!
Laurie, I have been just freezing. This SoCal expat is just not made for temperatures that stay under 40 day and night! Although I do agree, the cold sure made things pretty outside in the early morning. Wishing you good luck and good weather for your party!