It has taken four years, but I’m finally at a point where I actually choose to look at the temperature in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. It just makes sense when 0° is freezing. I can’t say that Celsius is as intuitive as Fahrenheit yet — I don’t just know what a given temperature feels like — but it makes sense to me and it has become my frame of reference for the changing seasons.
It’s incredible what a beautiful day in December can do. We are getting near the darkest day of the year, and after days of rain and a weekend with howling wind I woke up today to sunshine. Not only that, it was unseasonably warm. So I happily filled my to do list with errands around town and went out twice to walk around in the warm sun. It was refreshing, physically and mentally.
P.S. I meant to take a photo while I was out today but I forgot, so this photo is from a similarly pleasant winter day last year.