Cold weather has been on my mind all week which seems silly because the temperature on Sunday rose to 67 degrees fahrenheit. Since then a cold front moved through dumping snow on many near us and bringing quite a bit of rain in our immediate area.

Today it was bright and sunny, but windy and the temperature only rose to 31 degrees fahrenheit. I’ve heard people complaining about how cold it is and I just smile to myself knowing that three days ago it was like spring, the Bradford Pear tree in our front yard has its spring buds, and pansies are blooming in our front flower bed surrounded by ivy.

When one family member, who shall remain nameless, was complaining about how cold they were, I said, “You don’t know what cold weather is. When you’ve gone for 30 days straight and the temperature hasn’t climbed above zero day or night, then you can tell me it’s cold. If you had on long pants and socks you might be surprised how comfortable it is.” You could say it was one of those “I used to walk ten miles in the snow to school” moments.

Several times a day I let out a sigh without realizing it’s coming because my mind has wandered off to my green eyed wild flower. I feel certain she’s cold.


May the dreams you are dreaming in a warm soft bed, and may the voices inside you that fill you with dread, make the sounds of thousands of angels instead, tonight where you might be laying your head.
— Patty Griffin, (Singer/Songwriter/Musician)