Monday, February 07, 2011

A Winter Bouquet

Outside is beautiful. It snowed lightly most of yesterday on top of a great deal of snow that already existed. The Dakota winds sculpted the drifts into rounded bunkers around all the bare branched shrubs, the tops of which now resemble pussy willow bouquets (like those huge floral arrangements in the entrance halls of expensive hotels).

Around noon the sun broke through the cloud cover and left pristine blue skies highlighting sparkling snow crystals. The outside feels like a mammoth movie set for a snow castle fantasy.

It is time to go outdoors and spend some exercise time in the ‘great white north’.