Winter came early this year.
It began exactly on November 10, when I opened my eyes to this scene outside.
I’ve been trying to make the best of it—baking and cooking a lot. Also we got a new rug, which has changed everything and I don’t know how we ever did without it.
I love our skylight views, which are so different in every direction—this is to the east, out the kitchen window.
Daily walks get harder at this time of the year because of the cold and the ice. It was -4F (-20C) on Thanksgiving.
Another skylight view. Sometimes when it snows, we live in a snow cave for days until it melts or falls off.
Dusky alley walking in St. Paul.
A “warm” day.
My sister was in town from San Francisco for Thanksgiving. Totally not acclimated to the cold, but she was a sport and went for a walk with me anyways.
One of Metro’s regular spots.
And I finally tried my hand at Laugenbrötchen. They were a little wonky but a good first try. Need to do another batch because I miss them so.
We’ll be escaping winter (I hope!!) for awhile, when we start our drive west tomorrow, destination Portland!