We had thirteen minutes and fourteen seconds
more daylight today than on December 21st.
It's painfully slow progress.
I'm not feeling the benefit yet.
In fact I am feeling more seasonally disaffected than ever.
On the other hand it was spookily warm this morning
at 6.30 on the way to the station.
My new thermometer had blown off the wall of course
but it read 12.5º C under a clear starry sky.
Meanwhile I read of a wind chill of -50ºF in Wisconsin
and boiling water turning to snow when thrown from the pan.