How I Didn't Die (or Get Frostbite) Today
It warmed up a little after the sun came up.
(That's about -12C).
Even though it's technically an "evergreen", you can tell when it's really cold out because the Rhododendron's leaves curl up like cigars when it gets really frigid.
This road has already seen the county snow plow, twice.
If you're wondering how I didn't die (or get frostbite) today, because we have to walk our dogs 3-4 times a day, here comes my secret weapon (at least for keeping my feet warm).
NEOS Overshoes, I have 4 different pairs of these ranging from the 11" tall Villager (I keep a pair in my car in case I ever have to get out and walk) to a pair even taller than the ones pictured that are fully waterproof.
I've walked our dogs on -15 degree Fahrenheit (-26C) days wearing the slippers my 85 year old mother knitted for me inside these things.
That's right, no shoes.
And the pair shown in the picture have seen almost 20 winters.
The secret to not getting frostbite when it's really cold out is to be smart.
I would be really smart if I could get one of the kids to walk the dogs.
Sadly, I'm not that smart.
All photos by @theblindsquirl