Middle of January. The grand Po Pa of Winter is wearing the hat and entertaining the Weather Forecasters. It could get warm soon, breach the fifty degree mark but it'll be that sort of windy that makes walking around outside difficult.
Some of us cling to the idea that days are lengthening. It's kind of like
watching paint dry, or waiting for a kettle to boil, because the lengthening
days are not that obvious. They don't Hark the Herald Angel Sing, if you know
what I mean.