Because that is my life in Alaska. It has been waaaaaaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaaaay below zero (well, hovering between 2 below and 20 below, so not way below zero but waaaaaay waaaaaay below warm) and doing stuff outside? Not so fun. I could post photos of our Christmas tree, still up -- only fell over once this year. Woo! -- but it is so crispy I am afeared that the flash would cause it to burst into flame. Which I realize would make for some completely awesome photographs...but no. I think the Army would frown on me burning down our quarters for the sake of my Weekly Winners.
It is so cold our snow has frost on it. Seriously. Did you know snow could get frosty? I didn't think it did...
So we watched an old lady who said she was feeling dizzy (!) throw fish to some Bald Eagles. I was concerned that she was going to pass out and we would have to run out and throw our bodies over her to stop the eagles from thinking she was just a big salmon, but forgot all about that when the eagles started showing up...(Environmentally dubious, to say the least, this little old lady throwing salmon to whatever bald eagles that show up each Sunday morning. I am torn between the "whoa. this is not healthy for the eagles" and "holy crap! this is amazing and awesome and bald eagles are huge! and stunning!")
Oh, yeah, she was fine. Didn't faint or anything.
actually, I think that is hoarfrost on the trees, mostly, rather than snow.
the trees that are not covered with frost on the ones that are in the sunshine all day long (day is a relative term -- we have less than six hours of daylight currently). the rest of everything? signs, corners of buildings, vehicles, fences, everything, is covered with frost and snow.
we haven't had snow since just after Christmas. but it is too cold and windless for the snow and frost to melt or blow off the trees.
amazingly enough, when I point my camera at the kids and shout "dance," they do!