This is late yesterday morning on the Naskeag Point sandbar, just as the January thaw is getting a little nasty. The snow is virtually gone, thanks to early morning temperatures that peaked at 55 degrees (F); but, the mercury is now plummeting, beginning a journey to 13 degrees for yesterday’s low. The wind here is gusting up to 32 miles per hour and the drizzle almost stings.


A neighbor and her staunch terrier appear to find all this exhilarating. We certainly do. Maybe you have to be a little different to winter here. (Brooklin, Maine) Way to go, Pats!