It’s been very chilly here in the Puget Sound–dipping into the 20s at night, and hovering around 30s and 40s during the day. I’ve been catching up on some gardening–a little pruning and weed control–and it was so cold, I had to get back inside after 20 minutes because my leather gardening gloves couldn’t keep my fingers from freezing.

This morning, there was a dusting of snow, and today it was extra sparkly because the sky is clear and the sun is bouncing off every icy surface.