Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January Cold

Yesterday it was warmer in Chicago, New York, and Juneau than it was in north east Oklahoma. This morning Dorothy and I were on the road before sun up on our way to a doctor's appointment in Owasso, a two hour drive. When we left home it was 9 degrees with a wind chill factor of below zero. The countryside was spotty with snow but fortunately the turnpike was clean and dry. After the appointment it had warmed up to a balmy 12 degrees. We stopped at a Cracker Barrel restaurant for some hot coffee with eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy and grits.  That kept us warm until our evening meal. Now it's almost time to turn in. I have the faucets dripping to keep the pipes from bursting. The forecast low is 4 degrees, but it's actually going to rise above freezing tomorrow. At 35 degrees it will seem like a spring day.


Raksha said...

It was in the 60s here in San Bernardino today. The narcissus have been blooming for a few weeks now, and my clivia plant has buds on it. I bet you didn't want to hear that!

Dawn said...

We were colder than RI, where I am from, with a temp. of 29. This may not seem cold to you, but we're in Houston and don't usually even take the coats out of the closet.

wally said...

Linda: Even though it's cold here I know the Crocuses will be blooming soon.

Dawn: I grew up in Southern California and I remember winters when no coat was needed. For years I thought this cold was invigorating but as I'm getting older I look with longing toward southern latitudes.