Return of “Schmutz Dog”
In general, I’m a fan of rising — not falling — temp’s.
However, there are some advantages associated with the thermometer falling below freezing — and staying there (as is typical in the Twin Cities for a good chunk of the year).
(If you’re reading this outside the Twin Cities, rain and unusually mild weather — relatively speaking — has dispatched the 4″ of snow that has fallen so far locally.)
Like white snow everywhere, instead of brown . . . what exactly?
Especially this time of year, when sunlight is at such a premium, you’d be surprised how much difference reflective snow (vs. ubiquitous brown) makes.
Oh . . . and one other advantage of subzero temps: the dog doesn’t come back in covered in mud.