Well the storm that swept the entire nation--from the west coast straight through to the east--finally barreled through town yesterday and the previous night...bringing with it frigid temperatures. Here's a picture of "the mule" just before my early morning commute (thankfully I have a mere mile commute these days). And yes it was (is) as cold as it looks...this morning it was something like 14F (-10c) with a balmy high of around 19 or 20. Brrr. Notwithstanding, I think winter is beautiful...the light blue hue of the snow is soothing.