The ferocious cold that has gripped the midwest has moved into New England. When I got up this morning, it was -21F here. We made it all the way up to 7F but it's damned cold! But like many things, this terrible frigid air also brings with it some great beauty.

Like the arctic sea smoke this morning --


and the thick hoarfrost that coated the trees and shrubs here by the water --


This afternoon, when the sun has warmed the air enough to clear the sea smoke away, we could see the ice that formed on the bay. 


Spike wants you to know that even indoor cats need a blanket when it's this cold --


I decided to name the new pattern Poppy's Flower Scarf. It will be available for download sometime this weekend. Stay Tuned!

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