What a difference a day makes! After the bone-numbingly cold temperatures we had all last week, what began as snow last night changed over to rain and hours of freezing rain. You can see from this shot the condition of most roads this morning. Even Charlie stayed home from work — everything was a glare. Right now, it is 8°C (46°F) — quite a departure from the sub-zero weather we’d had. That’s fickle January for you! I wrote this little poem about just that thing — I’ve posted it before, but it may be new to some of you. :)
Cold…warm, fickle January,
Ne’er a month was so contrary!
One day snow, the next day rain,
And then it’s back to sun again.
This year, nights have been so frosty,
Making heating bills more costly.
And so I guess we won’t complain
To see less snow, and get more rain.
But I’ll be glad when April comes,
Bringing days of much missed sun,
Winds of March, by then all gone,
And hopefully, it won’t be long
Til springtime comes, with green-leafed trees–
Nature’s big apology
For all that January brings:
Cold, warm, frosty, fickle things.