by Mark E. Schrull
1/9/14 Lorain, Ohio, USA – It was still bitterly cold at sunrise this morning. The temperature was 10 degrees. We are, however, expected to climb back up to mid-twenties today as the “polar express” recedes back up to the north. We survived two days of minus 10 degrees with wind chills near 40 below zero. A warming trend is expected and forecasts are calling for a January thaw. Tomorrow temperatures are expected to be above freezing.
The sun was bright this morning at dawn, and wild birds wasted no time eating breakfast at the feeder. Below a female cardinal waits her turn to grab some seed. She has been a steady visitor throughout the bitter cold.