The year, thawing

Yesterday afternoon, the weather was not only sunny but warm, around 70℉. I could, for the first time this year, open the windows of the house, and the sun-roof of my car. This provided a break in my usual pattern of thinking — usual for February — that says that it will always be cold, Continue reading The year, thawing

The night outside

The night outside is ringing like a bell, thanks to the grasshoppers and crickets. The night air is warmer than I am used to it, or have been used to it in past summers. The sun is down an hour earlier than it had been down at the height of summer, when I was still Continue reading The night outside