Two days later, it looked like this around here.
It was a bit hard to take after being so spoiled with the warmth, but it did make for some pretty photographs. Minor compensation.
Then we had an extremely cold December, with the temp going down farther than -20°F one night, which produced lovely frosty decorations on the windows.
Here are some more frosty pretties.
Believe it or not, we had heavy RAIN on Christmas Day! It was also very windy and near freezing, which resulted in a power outage for a couple hours or so.
We've also had some colorful skies, like this sunrise on December 30th...
... and plummeting temps brought these sun dogs a few days later (I had to take the pics from two different windows, so I spliced them together)...
... with this amazing scene that evening after the sun had just set!
The cold is good for something nice to look at, if nothing else!
One more scene, not so nice to look at...
... was these persistent turkeys sneaking across our backyard. Ugh. This was the first time we've had them during the winter. NOT my favorite birds! ;-Þ