The record high temperature for January 20 at the Hamilton airport was 10 C (50 F). At 5:00 a.m. this morning it was already 8 C (46 F). When I checked the last 24 hours, I found that it had been up to 8 C at 3:00 a.m. By noon it was up to 11 C (52 F)for a new record for the day.
Below is yesterday's sunrise photo. It was -2 C (28 F)yesterday morning with the temperature rising slowly all day and all night.
This morning the sky went from black to grey with no colour in between but the sun did shine off and on during the morning. Below is a photo of the melting ice from our east pond.
Other discoveries of the day...
a rich, brown, old, shelf fungus,
a black raspberry leaf that is going to freeze,
and a tiny, 1 mm (0.04 in.), brown spider on the wall. Why was it not frozen?