When we went back to the old house this weekend to pick up the last of our stuff, this is what it looked like outside. I think it might make it easier to say goodbye to a garden when it's under a foot of solid ice than if it were in mid-June bloom. This winter has been completely horrible--you can see a where some of the tree branches broke off from all the snow.
I realized after writing about how much I like white translucent frosted surfaces to draw and paint on that the new light I installed above the dining table is, well, you know. I wired this myself and I think my first electrical project turned out quite well.