January thaw means the best is yet to come

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 1:30pm

A couple of days of unseasonably warm weather here in Maine have brought out all sorts of emotions. On the one hand we spend as much of the day outside (nice of the January thaw to arrive on a weekend) as we can. We use the excuse of checking whether any of the tarps or shutters have come loose in the stiff breeze caused by the change in the temperature gradient. We use the time to take down the holiday decorations, now that we can again reach the branches and electrical outlets that just a week ago were deep in snow. But our work is interrupted by the constant urge to turn our faces to the sunRead more...