For awhile, it seemed like we weren't going to get much of a winter in these parts, this year. January was extraordinarily mild, with some days getting into the low 50s. (Was Algore right??) But - winter has returned.
The past couple mornings, the roads have been too gnarly for me to feel good about sharing them with cars... so I took the bus. And each afternoon it warmed up nicely, providing suitable conditions for bicycling home. (The buses all have a bike rack on the front.)
I share some photos of some nice winter scenes, snapped the past couple afternoons. (The Parks Department does a fantastic job of maintaining the Greenbelt - heck, e-scooters could ride on it! The roads shared with motor traffic... it's hit and miss. But in the afternoons it's been more slushy than slippery. Just the same, eternal vigilance! Any ride where you get to Point B unscathed, is a successful ride.)
The final photo is the best possible "natural phenomenon" I'll enjoy this month - my brand-new granddaughter, Laurel! (Being held by big sister Bonnie.) Babies are miraculous!