Winter is here and now

A blue jay seizes a peanut while perched on a planter on my patio... the container is about 18 inches high, and the snow is not drifted.

A week ago I walked on a beach wearing shorts and a polo shirt, however I have returned to cold and snow in Vermont. Despite the cool temperatures I went for long slogging skis in the woods on both Saturday and Sunday. It's the kind of activity that will pay dividends (an unfortunate metaphor in this economic climate) in the coming weeks and months as I will have many opportunities to ski...due to a pronounced lack of work. I will ski again tomorrow if my legs are up to it -- there's little need to go to the office at this point.

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