Oliver would like everyone to see how snazzy he looks in his Christmas bowtie. The girls are not being quite so cooperative with their photoshoots.
It is minus 17 outside my back door this morning, and the official temperature (taken on the other side of the valley floor) is minus twelve. I see the fast-flowing creek has completely frozen over now, and I am beginning to worry that my shallow well may freeze also though I have left the bathroom tap running in hopes of preventing the pump from icing up.
Checking the weather site, I see there is a snowfall warning of 15-20 cm for this region, plus an Arctic outflow warning - so cold, windy, blizzard conditions starting tonight if the forecasters are correct.
May Oliver's photo warm your heart, if not your hands and feet!