Those of you who know me know that I have Reynaud's Syndrome, which basically means I get cold very easily, and very thoroughly. Not just a little cold, but the kind of cold which turns my fingers and toes white, and also can hurt.
Manageable most of the time, I do tend to avoid being outdoors very much. But I have been thinking lately that there has to be a way for me to participate more - to get outdoors (carefully) and spend time doing what I enjoy doing. So...
New coat, rated for below 0 weather - check.
New boots, rated for below 0 weather - check.
Thick socks - check.
Hat, whether or not attractive - check.
Mittens, thick,wool - check.
Hand warmers - check.
Camera - check.
Cable release - check.
Tripod - check.
I will do this again sometime soon - it felt SO good to spend time outside, sneaking up on birds, crawling around in the snow (Okay, not crawling, exactly. More like stooping and groaning).