Good dark and early morning from cool Kingston, Ontario. It's -5C now, dropping to -12C, then hitting -7C later, with 70% chance of flurries.
On this date: Born: Rod Stewart, 1945; Jim Croce, 1945, Ronnie Hawkins, 1935; Donnie Hathaway, 1945; Sal Mineo, 1939, Johnny Ray, 1927; Died: Howlin' Wolf, 1976.
Painting: Maude Lewis, "Winter Sleigh Ride". Maude Lewis, 1901-1970, was a folk art painter in Nova Scotia. She suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, lived in poverty with her husband, and sold her paintings from their one-room home. They eventually became collectors items. At out first art auction, the bid cards raised looked like a sharks' feeding frenzy. There's a movie about her, Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. cbc.ca/films/more/maudie
Lovely trailer for that film, Paul,,, brought tears to my eyes. I’ve just returned from a late evening walk,, it feels downright balmy out there at 25*F. No big plans for Monday,, might re-organize my sock drawer and play a tune or two on the banjo and guitar later on. Have a fine day!
It won't be cold here. Maybe -5C at sunrise. Major kitchen clean up, clean out the fridge. Help coming for shoveling the drifts, garbage run and furnace oil tank check. I'd better start eating my house full of food and drink.
Bad sense of balance makes walking in soft snow a nightmare. New Rumpuss-cat is fast becoming a comfort, day and night. Life is better. More optimistic.