9 degrees. Perfect day for a photo shoot! On a 6 hour drive my husband and I began brainstorming ideas for odd photographs to ease the boredom. We decided we would need an almost windless day, preferably snowing. That is a difficult request in Nebraska. Two days later it happened! As soon as he was done feeding cows, we got the couch and the pickup and he chopped a hole in the ice to make sure the lake was thick enough to drive on. 12 inches of ice is thick enough for a semi to drive over. Once we had our set assembled and the lamp wired into the pickup so it would light up, we brought out the glasses of cherry cider, but it froze in the glasses within a few minutes! I had to edit most of my skin coloring in the pictures because it was red within seconds, you know, frostbite. I wore snow boots and tights under my dress in most of the pictures. Honestly, I did not feel the cold that much because I think my skin was in shock. We took the pictures in sets. Between sets we warmed up in the pickup. We couldn't bring the camera inside because of condensation and because it was so cold the battery was draining itself quickly. It was a cool day!