Well. What has happened to winter? Will it come later? Will it come at all?
Normally this time of year I am enjoying cold, quiet evenings with soups and stews, and snowy days, if we are lucky, complete with cross-country skis and acres of trails, with fluffy dogs playing alongside. Our winters involve jigsaw puzzles and popcorn.
This January I found myself a bit disappointed with our weather. No snow, not too much frost, actually. As a matter of fact, tonight we are under "extreme fire danger".
Oh, well. I will start looking forward to this year's gardening season, instead. Last summer was so dismal and brown, I have only to look forward to something better...