Freezing rain here today. It is coming down steadily & entombs the white snow under it's slick crust. Its just as well. Sunday is laundry day here at the cottage so I wont be tempted to procrastinate the chore due to good weather. Hamlet has been keeping close vigil over the Amyrillis progress. Laundry awaits to be carried down to the old cellar for washing My favorite oil painting here in the cottage. It best describes the current surroundings.