My son, he has been driving around the US in the last month. Some business to attend to. Some quiet time. Vacation from the work and bustle in NYC. I haven't heard in a while. I sent a text. Where are you? Everything OK?
I left the deck light on so I could monitor what was happening when I got up to check the fire every few hours. The wind was light but enough to keep the accumulation on the rail to a minimum. Soul-o hangs out in the cold studio for hours at a time. With the addition of a litter box and a spare woodpile under the worktable, it has become his "outside" in these cold and bad weather stretches . He likes the cold. It works because it is not that cold. Just cold enough.
He scratched at the door between the studio and the kitchen around 5 AM. Had some breakfast and hung out on his new favorite cushion for a while.
I tidied up the kitchen and sat on the floor with coffee and we waited for sunrise. In the quiet.The man snored by the fire.
And So. It seems it is over here. The sun is out. About 21" is what I measured . And this is what I have to show for it. Old cloth might be a measure for season.
Without big wind, this was just big snow. Cold temperatures mean a lighter powder and so I think shoveling it is. It is just winter here for now. And for that we are grateful.