I do hate the cold. When I get really cold my back gets tense and starts to ache. I start to shiver and my feet and hands get cold even if I have on socks and gloves. I thought I had left the real cold behind when I moved to Utah. This is the coldest and snowiest winter since we moved here 8 years ago, and the snowy ruts in the road are reminiscent of my old home in Montana. I planted box woods which do very well in Utah except for maybe this year. I may lose them all. When it gets down to 6 degrees, they surrender. I was looking through my picture files though, and it reminded me how lovely November was. These are all pictures of my yard around Thanksgiving. Oh, the good old days. Can I make it through March or until the thermometer hovers around 50 degrees? I am going to go sit under my down throw and contemplate just that question.