All I can say about last week is that is was cold. The majority of the week’s highs were below zero. From Monday to Saturday we had a 60-degree temperature difference. Monday was 30 below zero and Saturday it was 30 above zero. Here is a series of photos that represent what twenty to thirty below looked like this week.
Our woodshop windows looked like little forests of white. All of the windowpanes were covered with window frost. I don’t think I have ever seen that much frost covering the windows. Even though it was cold it was beautiful. Each window was like an enchanted forest.
My neighbor called to say it was so cold that a mouse slipped while it walked along the bird feeder pipe and when his mouth or tongue touched the pipe at twenty degrees below zero he froze to the metal. This is the way he found him in the morning; frozen solid. I think even the chickadee was wondering what was going on.