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Frozen!

Archway at Maple Corner Mardi Gras

 

Vermonters are a hardy people, and making it through February without going south is a sign of true grit!  February is always cold in Vermont, but this year is exceedingly cold, and without a let up in the weather pattern the frigid temperatures persist.  This morning, February 24th, record cold lows were set for Burlington and Montpelier, according to the Eye on the Sky weather forecast.  The low in these two cities was 19 below zero, the former record of -18 was set in 1914!  Recently Lake Champlain was “officially” frozen over; the entire lake!

Walt's excavator, frozen until spring work begins.

Walt’s excavator, frozen until spring work begins.

In February many Vermonters head south, but I don’t think the weather in the south is much better this year, and perhaps it is even worse because it isn’t as snowy, which means cold rain, or  a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain, and a little snow.  When you stay in Vermont, its best to keep a positive attitude and make the best of the “frozen north”!

Look on the bright side of everything, from frozen landscapes to icy road conditions.  Slow down, enjoy the view, and get outside!  Even the frozen machinery looks neat, admire the windswept snow fields, and keep battling the mind with positive thoughts.

Waiting for the Michael Arnowitt concert featuring the final three Beethoven Piano Sonatas.

Waiting for the Michael Arnowitt concert featuring the final three Beethoven Piano Sonatas.