In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone.
It is so cold in Western Washington right now. It's not supposed to get above freezing all week! Usually we say it's so cold when the temperature goes below freezing during the night--but freezing 24/7? And the cold wind doth blow--really cold, out of the northeast.
I do not dream of a White Christmas. I like them green.