Syracuse was embraced by temperatures in the 50s Saturday. Unfortunately, the unseasonable warmth for Jan. 11 was accompanied most of the daylight hours by rain.
No walking for me and Ellie B, aka Dogamous Pyle. Besides, we had to watch Syracuse dispatch North Carolina from the Carrier Dome on the flatscreen. The Orange remained undefeated at 16-0 with frightening ease, I might add.
This Sunday morning is still gray. Forecasts call for the high 30s, but I noticed a stray flake or two as I allowed Ellie B out to the backyard.
The snow is completely gone out back, and Ellie seemed to enjoy having her green earth back in our Syracuse city neighborhood.
The pile where I threw the shoveled snow from my driveway is hanging in out front, though, as is the one stubborn garden rose stem that refuses to go brown this year.
Have you been feeling a seasonal yo-yo effect this year? Does that influence your mood?