It's cold here in Wisconsin (and Minnesota). The area of Wisconsin where I live is so close to the Minneapolis / St. Paul area of Minnesota, that many people who live here actually work in Minnesota and often have family and friends in Minnesota. I grew up in Minnesota, but many of my family members have migrated east to Wisconsin. No matter which of the two states you live in, it has been cold. More recently, we have had cold nights, but unseasonably wasrm days. A few weeks ago our highs during the day were below zero, but just last weekend, we were above 30 degrees during the day! It was like a heat wave!
One wonderful thing about warm, moist days and cold nights is frost. The fog settles in each evening and hovers throughout the night, sticking to the trees, fences, roofs, and mailboxes. It is truly a magnificent sight.
Our farm sits in a wide, shallow valley and the frost, fog, and snow always seem to be more beautiful, thicker, and deeper than anyplace else.
Here are just a few of pictures of the frost in our yard the last couple of days.
By C.E. Pike
Look out! Look out! Jack Frost is about!
He's after our fingers and toes;
And all through the night, The gay little sprite
Is working where nobody knows.
He'll climb each tree, So nimble is he,
His silvery powder he'll shake.
To windows he'll creep and while we're asleep
Such wonderful pictures he'll make.
Across the grass he'll merrily pass,
And change all its greenness to white.
Then home he will go and laugh ho, ho ho!
What fun I have had in the night.