It’s been so cold, so dark, for so long that I’d almost forgotten there was anything else. The kitties have been staying indoors, usually snuggled into my flannel sheets. I have resorted to putting on my warm and freshly-washed fuzzy clothes right in the laundry room, so as not to lose a bit of warmth.
Outside it looked like this. For about a solid month. I hung out in the kitchen, making big pots of pork chile verde, short ribs, and chili.
We had a miraculously sunny day, and I started dreaming of salad and looking at seed catalogs.
But then the snow got even deeper, and just stayed that way, interminably. My back yard was continuously buried in snow for at least two months. Until today.
Minou re-discovered the joy of sitting in the sun and watching the snow melt.
Toby scrambled up the delicate branches of the contorted…
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