I copied this picture from the Denver Post. Colorado is receiving its first winter storm this morning in mountains above 9,000 feet. Farmer's Almanac says it is to be a harsh winter in "these here United States". Fortunately, I have a space heater, a down blanket, warm clothes, and most importantly, a dog! With gas prices reaching new heights this year, I am turning back to electricity and many layers. As my friend Larry says, "this is going to be a five layer winter!"