Every winter of my adult life my hands turn to crud. They get red, dry, and painful. I think it’s partly hereditary, and partly my fault for sticking my hands in photo chemicals back in the day. They had been really bad for weeks when I took this photo. Ouch! Just looking at it makes me hurt. They are doing well now, it hasn’t been so cold the past couple weeks. Not the best photo, could have emphasized the red and dry more, but it was the best I could do without dragging out my studio light. Somedays you just don’t have time for all that.

“Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”  ~Robert Byrne

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