Monday, 12/29/14: A heavy frost overnight. Jo hoped for early morning sunshine so the frost would sparkle, but had to settle for photographing under clouds.
We did enjoy a partly cloudy sky during the afternoon.
In the winter one can really see the effects of the 2009 severe ice storm on the trees, both the damaged limbs and the proliferation of new growth trying to compensate for the loss of limbs.
Jo washed a load of clothes and hung them out on our clothesline to dry, but we did not get enough sunshine. She just left the clothes on the line because they were not dry by evening.
Temperature range: 46°/26°. 29° @ midnight. No rain today. 2.8" rain for the month.
Summary: Overcast AM ... cleared to partly cloudy early PM ... light to calm north wind.
Tuesday, 12/30/14: Frost flowers on Common Ditney (Cunila origanoides).
Mostly cloudy day, but the clothes on the clothesline did manage to dry.
Temperature range: 34°/24°. 27° @ midnight. No rain today. 2.8" rain for the month.
Summary: Partly cloudy earlier this morning, but overcast from mid-morning throughout the rest of the day ... light to moderate north wind.