We are in the dark days of winter now. It was 23 F. degrees below zero when I awoke this morning. (Twenty miles away from our cabin it is 37 F. degrees below.) I looked ahead at the weather forecast, and I see that we will remain in subzero temperatures for the rest of the month.
This is the time of year that we spend a lot of our time, tending to the wood stove, baking our favorite cookies, snuggling up with a good book, watching the football games leading up to the Superbowl, and keeping an eye on all of the thermometers that are remotely placed in our outbuildings, that transmit the data to us inside. With a water shed, that is of the utmost importance.
Frostbite and hypothermia are another cause for concern at extreme temperatures – so Doc Doolittle has to get his outside chores done in a hurry. I see him as he quickly feeds the birds, then hustles to check on the out buildings, and then he will grab a couple of arm loads of wood to place in the bin by our wood stove for the day. By the end of the month we will be excited to see the temperatures rise above zero. It will feel downright spring like.
The sun will rise at 10:04 AM today, and set at 3:31 PM.
Wishing everyone a happy weekend.
( I took this photo as Doc and I were driving on the Richardson Highway toward the Tazlina Trading Post. It was captured at 11:00 AM and it was mighty cold.)
Posted by JLS Photography – Alaska on 2020-01-04 17:31:10
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