It’s been pretty much snow free around here and when it does snow it doesn’t seem to be around all that long. One thing that is hanging around? Cool temperatures and frost that lingers throughout the day. One must take care of the ice that seems to form out of nowhere on the steps. The bright sun and blue sky still leaves cold in the shadows where frost powders the rocks. I guess on the bright side we don’t have to shovel the walk or mow the yard. We had a cold rain that froze leaving the standing water looking like it’s still wet however it’s mostly solid right now. The deck was about as dangerous as you want to get so I took only one photo from the bottom of the steps today. Ice does have its own charm in photos if you ask me…I think Jack is quite the artist. Cutting this rather short. Our family will see some Christmas lights on houses tonight and tomorrow we will all see “The Hobbit” which we’ve been looking forward to. My Mom read that to me as a young boy I loved it. My kids have enjoyed it and with the cost of movies these days this is a rarity for us all to go at once…Christmas has come a bit early and I appreciate it! Merry Christmas to all once again!