Shelby Bottoms park in Nashville by Melissa M Mills
I won't be so optimistic as to hope for Winter t0 be gone BUT single digits? Gladly. I am watching water drip from the vehicles and the snow slowly melting even though the temp is just crept over 20. Yahoo!!!!
A member of my family chose to take a walk the other day when it was in the teens (15°) It was not me or Deb so that leaves Melissa. A pretty Winter scene, best viewed from a chair inside a warm house. :-)
The extreme temps may have victimized a few of our outside cats even though we had heated water, 5 heated spaces and enough dry shelter areas to protected them all. Some were sick with an upper respiratory infection so it would have been extra tough on them. I have not been able to take a decent head count, since I was just out there long enough to feed and water, but I know we lost two.
A friend lost 4 or 5 baby goats because the mothers dropped them during single digits, at night. It did not take long. I would bet area farmers saw similar losses
On a brighter note, did anyone get out to frolic in this white stuff? It is no longer my "cup of tea" but our hills would host a number of these when our daughter was in school. The small inclines were visible through our front windows but the big ones were out back and required being in the great outdoors to view. On a sunny day like today, that would not be bad but overcast and windy? Not anymore.