Last night the temperature dipped into the upper teens. When I turned on the computer this morning, Accuweather told me it was 19 degrees at 8am. I had hoped that a week of nice weather would help me get through this current phase of cold weather. It did the opposite. My fingers are numb from the cold. The coffee doesn't stay warm long enough to finish a whole cup.
Outside my window, two blue jays are having a go at each other. There's a bluebird nesting in a knot in the old oak tree in the front yard. The sun is starting to peek its head over the trees in the back of the property. A bright red cardinal is perched on the tip of the red flowering dogwood. The forsythia is at least half done opening its blooms.
When I open the door, everyone scatters. I think they're camera shy. It's too cold for me to sit still and wait for them to return.
It's currently 23 degrees and sunny. The high today should be in the upper 40s. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow. I need another cup of coffee.