Sunday, January 23, 2011
The Deep Cold
Winters have become milder in recent years. Below zero temperatures were common in Roscommon twenty years ago but seem more extraordinary in recent memory. Last night bucked our mordern trend. The cabin's skin felt a chilly -30 this morning. It has been a number of years since we have dropped so low. It is the kind of day where quiet prevails except the occasional laugh of a pileated; or the crack and groans of the trees as the cold tries to change thier shape. The sun is up now - guess that is the bright side!