1 January, 2012
This is the first New Year’s Day in years that there hasn’t been snow on the ground. Cris and I went up into the woods with the Pearl and it was clear and sunny with the temperature in the mid 40’s. Sometimes it seems that winter should already be over, especially since we had so much snow in late October.
There was still ice in the shaded areas.
We had never noticed this dead tree before, and when we first saw it we were reminded of the Knights of Ni from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
He even had some hair-like plants sprouting out of his head.
/Cris had dropped one of my handkerchiefs on a walk just after Thanksgiving, and some kind soul found it and put it high enough into a tree so that it would be visible to whomever had lost it.
I have always hated losing things and when we saw it in the tree today it made us very happy. It’s nice to start the new year being on the receiving end of someone’s thoughtfulness.
All the best to you all for 2012. Jon