A cold day by Bellingham standards, and I look forward to the clouds and forty degree weather returning. The cloud cover acts as sort of a blanket to keep the heat trapped, so you take the good with the bad: Clouds and drizzle mean a more temperate climate. But since I am always cold in the winter here (in my woefully underinsulated 1928 coal miner's home), so I accept this discomfort and seek out warmer places like coffee shops or my less drafty office or bedroom. Tonight was my weekly work at the food bank, which is always a welcomed festive time.
But with the temperature in the twenties for much of the day, the chickens seemed to fare well. For them, it's another day and they seemed to not be bothered by this chilly weather at all.
But lethargy sets in at this time of year, and I think the warm bed beckons at 9:30pm. I look forward to the returning rain - hopefully this weekend.
The picture above was taken from Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island the summer before last.