It's 26 below zero today. Winter has finally made it's way to Alaska. We've seen it colder many times, but it's always a shell shocker when the mercury drops this low.
The light is sitting around the five-hour mark. What I mean is we currently have about five hours of daylight. The sun rises at about 9am and sets around 4pm. I could live here for 20 years and never really adjust to the dramatic changes in weather and light this time of year. Since I am neither a fan of the cold nor the dark, winter in Alaska is a bit of a struggle.
It's that time of year where we put boots on our littlest dog. She's tougher than she was when we moved here, but anything colder than -10 and she attempts to squat on one leg. It's sad, pathetic, and funny all at the same time. Matilda loves her pink boots. Never a struggle to put them on, she just knows it's cold and boots mean she can go out without struggling to keep her feet off the ground.
How's the weather in your part of the world? Do you live where it's cold and snowy? Or there a tropical breeze blowing? Is there sun and warmth? Or are you in the middle somewhere?