It snowed off and on most of the week. Thank Heavens we didn't have to go out into the country and thanks also to Pete Huck who made our driveway passable. For unknown reasons our main furnace had a problem. Eventually White Heating and A/C came over and found the furnace to be completely OK. Randy thought it might have something to do with the sensor on the roof being plugged up with snow. We will give that theory a test this night. Watch this space. The above picture is looking out our sunroom at our outdoor furniture. The one below is more of the same. The heated bird bath is just barely visible as a depression on the table.
Meanwhile, inside the house our Christmas cactus is starting to bloom and may well be a 2nd or 3rd week in Advent cactus. See above for general idea and below for detail.