Is is beautiful out today - cold but sunny. I will take the sun anyday. I took advantage of the brightness to re-photo some of my knit lace baskets. Our porch is glassed in, but not heated. That means I can take great pictures with a back drop of my white wicker table or the slate floor. But I can only stay out until my hands freeze.
We also have our orchids on the porch. They are covered with plastic and a heating pad keeps them just warm enough. Some orchids need the cold to bloom. We have fair luck with ours - several bloom every year. When they do, it is worth the wait.
In fact, I can't wait until it is warm enough to sit on the porch with the orchids.