Saturday, January 9, 2010
It's So Bright. I Gotta Wear Shades.
The sun is shining here today. It's so bright in the rooms on the south side of the house that sunglasses are a must. Though the thermostat is set for almost 65, the temperature in the living room and bedroom is a sultry 66. The tuberose actually looks a little perkier. With our southern exposure, even when it's very cold, we get some solar gain on a sunny day. Outside the temperature has worked it's way up to the teens. Even at that, I see an occasional drip from the eaves on the south side of the house. As the sun goes lower in the blue sky , the temperature will plummet.
Ed spent this cold morning clearing snow and shoveling. Even with multiple layers of clothing, it was cold enough to take a lot of the fun out of being outside in the sunshine with his tractor. Still, it's a beautiful day. The garden's blanket of snow glints with the sunshine. Shadows of posts fall across the fox tracks that lead in and out of the stone square. Welcome to a sunny January day in upstate New York!