Sun through the trees again this morning and projected temperatures in the 50s.

This is winter?

Such weather draws me towards the yard and the garage, both which need attention, but this time of year draws the other occupant of our house towards furniture stores and shopping malls with their New Year’s sales and other confidence schemes destined to empty our bank accounts.

The relaxation of the holiday comes to an end tonight. Monday is catchup day at the studio and I head for Washington on Tuesday for a day of photography surrounding the swearing in of a new Congress.

With luck, I will be back on Tuesday night and the talking heads say the warmer-than-normal weather will last for most of the week with some rain part of the forecast.

Maybe I can get the yard work in later this week because something tells me we will be headed for Roanoke and/or Christiansburg today.

So much for being master of my own domain.