Winter is coming, and this is only the beginning. I wake up each morning to an ice castle. There's no heater in my room, but I still love the cold. I need only my hat and my hoodie, a pile of blankets, my old-fashioned metal hot water bottle, and a little warmth coming up through the vent in the floor where the wood stove is below.
I also took some photos of the stream in my backyard yesterday while taking a break from hauling and stacking wood closer to the house. Katie helped me out later, so many thanks to her!