I had not intended to be gone for five weeks, but life has been very stressful of late. The weather has not helped much, with at least one storm every week and sometimes more. We have had blizzards, ice, freezing rain and extremely cold temperatures. It is a long, hard winter.
The winter skies have seen some beautiful sunsets on the evenings when it has been clear enough to see the sun. When not at work, I've been stuck indoors most of the time, only managing to get out for one walk on a day when the wind was still cold enough to cut through me, but at least the sun was shining.