it could almost be spring!
i love it after a spell of below 0 F weather how anything 20 degrees or higher feels balmy!
especially with the warm sun and longer days
and yesterday a woodpecker drummed a bit of flirting!
still the sun sits only a bit above the southern horizon at noon, and the shadows are loooong.
any wind takes things back to 0.
yesterday was perfect for rug cleaning.
i dragged the big braided rug and a small asian style rug out onto the snow.
once all the dirt and cooties had frozen off of them, i swept them, feeling like Strega Nona in my too-small plaid wool hunting jacket, the paisley neck 'buff' my sister gave me worn like a babushka, big clumsy work gloves, cords over heavy longjohns, and hiking boots!
after all it was sunny, but barely in the teens temperature wise.
(this is a common fashion look for vermont ladies when they are at home, brown is not advised lest you be mistaken for a bear)
and my broom was the old back porch broom which of course is worn and witchlike! a good opportunity to practice my cackle.