Sammy enjoying his best winter ever (yup, he adores the white stuff)…

Sammy enjoying his best winter ever (yup, he adores the white stuff)…

Happy St. Patrick’s day

Happy St. Patrick’s day

Winter in the front yard

Winter in the front yard

Sammy on his freshly shoveled walkway…

Sammy on his freshly shoveled walkway…

Winter in the back yard

Winter in the back yard

The rain barrels are frozen solid and seem determined to take off…

The rain barrels are frozen solid and seem determined to take off…

That’s how cold it is outside. A reminder that January is supposed to be cold in this area. Those mild and snowless winters a few years back were just creepy. (And in the spring and summer the bugs were a real plague). There is real beauty in every season.

That’s how cold it is outside. A reminder that January is supposed to be cold in this area. Those mild and snowless winters a few years back were just creepy. (And in the spring and summer the bugs were a real plague). There is real beauty in every season.

Christmas in New York City

Christmas in New York City

White maple

White maple