It’s been interesting to predict this winter’s weather.

Here it is the first day of a brand new year. The day was simply beautiful, up into the 50s and sunny.

How fun it was to wake up Christmas Eve morning to a tiny dusting of snow. I’m not sure one would call it a white Christmas but it was pretty close.

Brr! It was so chilly on Tuesday that I stayed indoors all day and did nothing but load the woodstove. Nothing is quite as comfortable as a wood fire...

I do not mind cold weather. I spend a good part of the day outdoors no matter the weather.

One thing we islanders all have in common, of course, is boats, and each year I take to the sea with a list of books about boating and sailing.