This morning broke with clear skies and the temperature below zero. It has made it up to 7 degrees now. In two days on March 1st, the high is predicted to be 9 degrees. As I look out of the window, my imagination transforms the snow and the ice into soft green grass. It puts flowers on the branches of the bare trees. It sees the shoots of crocuses, daffodils, and tulips in the gardens. It hears the early morning song of the birds through the open kitchen window. The nearness of spring makes the cold seem less forbidding. I only have to wait a little while longer.
This sheep barn, built in 1915, was part of the University farms. It was torn down in 2004 almost exactly a year after I took these pictures. I was sad to see it go. I thought it was an interesting structure and I liked watching the sheep.
At running time this evening, it is expected to be 4 degrees with a wind from the east at 7 mph making the feels-like temperature – 8 degrees. I will bundle up and go running. I have gone 3 of the 4 days so far this week. It was too cold on Tuesday.
Take care, stay warm and thanks for reading.