Despite dire warnings of a terrible frost over northeastern Minnesota from Cook County to Pine County here in my little frost pocket it didn’t freeze. No ice, no frost, and a low of 42 degrees. It was so warm overnight that orb weaver and funnel weaver spiders built many nests in the trees and grass. The sun came up over the trees at about 7:00 AM and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky to block any of its warming rays. By 8:00 AM the first tree crickets and ground crickets began singing, a sure prediction of a warm day. The forecast for the next few days is warm and mild. I certainly welcome more of that.