It is now considerably colder than it was before Christmas (see Surviving the Ontario winter) and some people that we know have fled to warmer climes. We may want to do that some day but, for now, we are seeing a real beauty to each season. While we have experienced a number of cloudy and snowy days we have enjoyed some bright and clear days. The winter dawn has been especially enjoyable as we can see the sun rising over the clouds that usually seem to hover over the lake and lighting up the barn across the road and our snow-covered front yard.
After warming our spirits with its beauty, the rising winter sun then warms the house.