It didn't. Mother Nature (pictured above, at the Rose Bowl parade on January 1) woke up, and realized she hadn't given us winter yet. So she did.
|Morning of January 5, 2016|
I'll add that these temperatures are not unusual for a typical January morning. But, without much snow on the ground, I fear for plants, not given a chance to adjust to winter after a prolonged fall.
|January 4, after sunset|
|Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York|
The next night, the post-sunset was even nicer.
But, the true price of our extended fall will only be known when spring finally arrives.
In the meantime, I am determined to find the beauty in winter. After all, here in upstate New York, we usually have enough of it.
Just, oh please, not too much snow.