Frost on the ground, ice and frost on the trees and a thermometer that reads 12 degrees: Yep, it’s winter and it’s cold.

The National Weather Service says a wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday’s wind buffeted us along the road while we drove to Roanoke for a dental appointment. It’s cold. Very cold.

However, it will warn up for Friday (42 degrees — a heat wave) and they’re talking about temperatures in the 60s for next week.