What kind of day is it? Fierce winds have made it highly desirable to be indoors, although the clear skies are gorgeous. But no amount of beauty is worth being out in a wind chill down into the 20's. Even sunshine can't help you there. Better to stay inside with a fire and some hot tea or Bailey's Irish Cream (we make our own and it's delicious).
It doesn't have to be raining or snowing outside for the weather to qualify as frightful, and so the song seems quite apropos on this very short and cold day. And it's very comforting to know that the apple trees and other fruit trees which need them are getting their "chill hours," thereby giving me hope for a lovely crop next year.
In other news, I got into the Master Gardener program. Hopefully when we start in February it won't be as cold as it was today!