thanks to all of you who left a comment about your sleeping habits. i had been concerned about my own problems until i read how common it seems to be for many of us to wake in the middle of the night/morning and have a difficult time going back to sleep. as the old saying goes, misery loves company.
i think it just plain looks cold in this picture, don't you?
the ice on the surface of the lake has increased, and i was interested to see how our visiting buffleheads and hooded mergansers dealt with this issue. after all, these guys leave colder climes to winter here, where it's supposed to be temperate. I hope they won't up and leave for better weather farther south, as i really enjoy watching them.
the early morning sky
just as the weather center had predicted, the snow began to fall shortly after 1:00 PM. it really was pretty. this is the view from my kitchen window
we didn't have much of an accumulation, but I am afraid that with below freezing temps, the roads will be a mess in the morning. this is the view from our front door
i made our old favorite fanny farmer cookbook recipe for fish chowder for dinner tonight. i do use the salt pork that it calls for, but i have switched from real cream to the fat free cream. not really sure if that is an attractive alternative, but it does make me feel better.