Clementines seem to work just as well as oranges to make pomanders, and since they are much smaller covering them with cloves goes quickly. Because the skins are thinner and the fruit is juicer, it's messier then I remember oranges being, but the end result smelled lovely. We rolled them in cinnamon and will wrap them in tulle and ribbon for presents
Ivy tried to make a little face on hers.
I discovered this some time ago, it's a live webcam for the Japanese Macaques at the Nagano hot springs.
The Snow Monkeys live farther north than any other monkey. In 1963 a young monkey went into one of the hot springs to retrieve some soybeans a keeper had thrown to her. She stayed in the warm water and soon some of the other monkeys joined her. Over the years the rest of the troop took up the behavior--to the point that they were giving their own hot spring, to keep them from invading the human springs (and apparently filling them with monkey poo, from accounts I've read). I think maybe I wouldn't mind the cold and snow quite so bad if I had a hot spring to relax in--although getting out would probably be somewhat uncomfortable. I'd just have to sit there until Spring.