Our snow outside is shrinking. The piles are turning to mush, and little rivulets of water are filling the gutters--now that they're visible under the huge mountains of snow. What a relief! There have been days in the last couple of weeks when my recurring thought every hour is, "When can I get to the beach?" January and February (so far) have been difficult months for Chicagoans. Normally the winter is not my favorite season, but not nearly as brutal as it's felt this year. The big blizzard of Feb. 2 and freezing temps that came after that didn't help. I actually don't remember the last day our temp got above freezing, so, I am extra thankful right now to be thawing out.
I keep thinking about doing two things as spring arrives in the next couple of months:
2. Start letterboxing again. There is just too much snow in our area to even consider doing this now. But in time, after the snow melts and the soil dries up a bit, it'll be great to get back on the trail and find some letterboxes. If you don't know about this, take a look here or here.
In the meantime, I'm writing poetry, starting to teach a new class today, and working on some other various writing projects.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
|A red-tailed hawk sheltered in our tree yesterday during the worst of the snow/wind|
|Lucy loves the snow!|
|The wind was howling as the snow built up last night|
|Out my kitchen window this morning|
|The back door|
|The front door|