Thursday, January 15, 2009

Negative Degrees Sky Watch ...

It's been ten years since Watertown has had this much snow. And I'm not sure how long it's been since it was 39 degrees below zero ... probably last winter. This type of cold takes your breath away. You don't particularly want to go out but if you have to you can.

When we remodeled our house we added windows and glass doors in all the right places. We can see all the way around our property from most locations inside. We opened up the kitchen, dining and living room areas to each other, as well as to the sun porch. And while the master bedroom has an open design too, there is privacy when it's necessary. This idea opened up the entire inside of the house to the expanse of the outside, as well as it's all out natural beauty.

I'm not sure I realized at the time we were planning, just how much these ideas would compensate for, and make bearable, the long winters spent inside. We can make it through these three months without feeling hemmed in, anxious, or stir crazy. And for this I am grateful ... because if I couldn't see all of this gorgeousness going on around me, I'd be wigging out right about now.

It's Sky Watch Friday all around the world at


  1. Photos, please! You described it so well, I am imagining it and the view, but I'll bet my imagination is not doing it justice.

  2. really, it sounds just delightful. It almost makes me want to venture into the cold tundra....almost.
    We may be in SD this summer for a big softball tourney...maybe. :0

  3. Goodness that's cold. Sooooo cold.

    I will be in temps like that next week, and having to work outside in it. Not looking forward to it.

    Hang in there.

  4. Oh, brrrr. Almost makes me homesick. Or is it a feeling of contentment? That's good ol' SD.

    Yay for "A room with a view," in this case, plural.

  5. I used to live in far Upstate New York and I don't remember it ever getting that cold. I do remember that when you are used to it you are prepared for it. Stay warm and safe.

  6. I agree with Karen - we need PHOTOS from the inside of your new, remodeled Winter Castle!

    This Winter is nuts. It's going down to 17 here again tonight. Pipes are freezing and bursting ALL around Atlanta!!

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