Even though the first rays of sun highlighted the icicles on our roof and cast warm light on our garage, it was a very cold morning. In fact it is zero degrees Fahrenheit. And this is cold for Utah! Where I live we are blessed with four distinct seasons, but when it snows in the winter, it rarely gets this cold. Unlike many of our more northern states where snow piles up and lasts for a very long winter, in the most densely populated areas in Utah, it snows, then warms up melting most of the snow, then repeats this cycle throughout the winter months. Only in the mountains do we have vast quantities of snow, often from November through April, and that is just fine for all the skiers, and snowboarders who flock to our world famous ski resorts. (For those who don't remember, the Winter Olympics were held here in 2002.) If you know me, however, you know that I'm a summer person, (give me 85 degrees F and I'm a happy camper), so this photo will go into my 'I Hate Winter' folder!! Hope it's warmer where you are today. And I'll spend my day at home very close to the fireplace and think about my friends in New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Samoa and New Caledonia.