Very, very tired. Today was busy but less chaotic than I'd anticipated at my family homestead. The only free time I had, I chose to use hiking by myself on a snowy rail trail north of town. Only three other souls crazy enough to be out. It was so enchanting! A frozen snowman, two big balls high, greeted me about a mile in. Branches stuck out for arms in a grand hug, so this fellow must have been handsome when he was born. Last weekend's freezing rain had taken its toll. A frozen lump remained where its maker had created a face. A nose? I collected two long-needle pine sprays, and using a stiff branch as an ice pick, wedged these fancy eyelashes into its face.
If only I'd brought a camera!
I left a sweetheart behind, and rejoined the family relaxed and happy.
I stay put here in the northeast; big snowstorm coming through. I do hope this gives me time to join you all!