I assumed the temperature must be dropping because I hadn't been out long, so why else would my lens be having technical difficulties? (Well, I'm sure there are actually a lot of why elses, but humor me in my ignorance, okay? Thanks so much.)
When I got in though, I discovered I'd actually been out an hour. I found that almost disquieting, because it seemed as if I had only spent a few moments out there; and too few, at that.
As night deepened, the wind picked up to an absolute howl, and I awoke to this.
The green line is the hedge, which is 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall.
Better still was the view from the back door.
(or, for a view of what the snowbank on the back porch looked like while sitting on the floor, this).
I was trapped in the house on a work day!! I could go crochet crazy! I could knit with abandon! I could..hit the the garage door opener by accident on my way up the steps.
My kind neighbors came with their snow blower and made me a path so I could await my ride.