There's no doubt that this winter so far has been unseasonably warm. Temperatures today at home reached the mid-50s. It was so nice out that LP, our dog Bailey and I got the stroller out and took a walk down our gravel road!
Now I have to admit, the walk today was great. But I am missing "normal" January weather! I love winter - the snow, bundling up, the cold air and sledding with my church youth group. Some may think I'm crazy for missing it, but I am missing winter!
Also, all I can think is what does this unseasonably warm weather now mean for the rest of winter and into spring. The rest of the winter could be very cold; Iowa weather history indicates that a warm December and January are often followed by a colder than average February and March. As for this spring, the farmer in me is wondering if Elwynn Taylor's drought is actually going to happen. We already had a dry fall, if we have a dry winter, does that mean we will be in severe drought conditions for spring planting?
I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. Until I get my beloved winter back, I guess I'll just have to go with the flow and enjoy the beautiful weather like I did today by going on a walk and grilling tonight for supper.
(I am happy to report for all my winter lovers out there - there is a chance of snow for tomorrow! I am getting very excited and am hoping that I can dust off my sled soon!)