It has turned cold here in Maine. Today’s high temperature was a far from balmy 24 degrees, and the days have become almost unbearably short. By the end of this weekend we’ll be limited to less than eight hours of daylight, and I for one am looking forward to the upcoming winter solstice when the days will start getting slightly longer again.
When the temperature dips down like it has done lately, I find that it becomes that little bit harder to enjoy time outside. On bitter cold days like today, warm clothing doesn’t seem to do much to stave off the chill, and the icy wind feels as though it is wrenching the energy right from your body.
I feel for our new puppy Oliver as he deals with the frigid air while learning the ropes of potty training. On that note, he’s doing great… what a smart puppy! Neither the cold nor the frequent trips outside seem to bother him, but it does take a toll on his energy level as the day wears on. By the time the evening rolls around, all he wants to do is cuddle and snooze… even more than normal. I’m looking forward to making some photographs of an awake and energetic Oliver… so stay tuned!
In the meantime, here he is… one day older and one day cuter 😉