The morning was rainy and dreary, with dense fog, but then the gloom lifted and now the sky is a brilliant, jewelled blue. The beautiful snowfall of just a few days ago is already soggy and disappearing fast.
Winter appears to be losing strength right now. It’s still early enough in the season for cold and wintry weather to make a strong reappearance at some point, but it doesn’t look as though that will happen in the next week. The weather has changed so fast over the past few days that I discovered I had four different coats draped over the backs of the kitchen chairs, each a different weight.
I had my winter coat that I wear to work if I can do without the down parka. A winter-weight jacket was on a different chair. That’s what I wear during my off-work outside time if I don’t need the parka or a coat that covers my hips. I had also pulled out my full-length raincoat with liner and my rain jacket with a liner, which I used once the rain settled down to a drizzle.
Four coats in two days is a sign of a changing season if ever there was one.