Sunday, January 18, 2015
January Thaw - 1.17-18.15
Every year in this area of the country, the upper Midwest, we have what is called the “January Thaw”. After weeks and weeks of freezing temperature and many night well below 0 degrees F, it warms up – relatively speaking!
You can notice the difference
as the snow melted from Saturday above to Sunday below
This recent weekend was the January Thaw of 2015 in the Gardens at Waters East. Everyone hopes there will be more days than just these two, but this is it for now. I often ask – why do people even live here??? Winters can be soooooooo cold! However Spring, Summer, and Fall make up for even these very cold Winter days. A day or two of “thaw” like this weekend where the temperature reaches +40 F helps people to survive. Everyone thinks - only a couple more months of this cold and the gardens will once again begin to show life.
People in this area of the country are a hopeful and positive crew who see the glass as half full and never half empty.
Again, notice the difference from Saturday above
to Sunday below
The photos posted today, though grey and rather dull on this Winter weekend, show signs of water from the melting snow – we are all true believers - better days are coming.
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