Bright blue skies today. The washing's on the line, the frost has melted - even in the shade.
But, it's just the high pressure ridge moving ahead of what will possibly be the biggest snowstorm of this year that will be arriving tomorrow.
Wednesday morning, there is probably going to be cold, muddy slush in my backyard. If lucky, there may even be snow.
And when the highways are cleared and the roads safer again, I am going to take my children higher upland to enjoy the snow which, in all likelihood, will settle for a good few days in a good, decent layer.
Because after all, a winter is to have built a snowman, and ridden down a slope on a surfboard, New Zealand style :)