Sure I like the outdoors, but when it is really hot or really cold, I prefer to be inside.
Let me remind you of cooler times. On Monday, February 21, 2011, I sat at this same station, feeling pretty smug about being cozy and warm as a snowstorm raged outside. Many people had to go to work, but since it was President's Day, many people could stay home.
As the day passed, I started to feel a little less smug as the drift outside my window grew to be a bit intimidating, and I feared that I would have to shovel snow off the roof when the storm eased up.
From the outside, it looks like a stalactite and a stalagmite formation in a cave. The stalagmite drift from the ground might grow to meet the stalactite drift peeking over the edge of the roof.
It didn't seem to hurt the rose bushes because they are doing very well this year, as long as I remember to water them in this heat.
Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson