Our daughter flew down from Wisconsin to spend Christmas with us. While our weather was a bit cooler than normal, most days were sunny. And with the unusually cold weather in WI, our days seemed almost balmy. Our daughter remarked that it was wonderful to go outside with a jacket rather than a heavy coat and scarf.
We drove through the mountains and stopped at one of her favorite places, Looking Glass Falls. The mountains kept the waterfall in shade and the areas surrounding were covered with ice from the mist.
This view is from the road. We decided not to walk down to the damp cold.
The trees were beginning to get some sun to melt the ice on their branches.
Further downstream we saw several fishermen wading and casting in the cold, cold water. Brave souls they are.
This morning our daughter arrived in Milwaukee to a welcoming temperature of minus 4. She already misses sunny North Carolina.
Here's hoping your last few days of 2013 are bringing you good weather, happiness and great joy.