We are in the midst of a deep freeze here in Canada. For a few days it was so cold that the squirrels stayed tucked in their dreys. For those who are missing the warmer weather, here's a cheery pattern to brighten your day. As for me, this is my favourite time of the year. Christmas is over, the light is bright, crisp, and clear, and the tree skeletons are revealed. It's all so ordinary and beautiful.