From Nashville, to Atlanta, Miami to New York, even the Sahara to Serbia, winter has been odd.  From the places I’ve been and the reports I’ve heard, we’re seeing strangely warm, cold coming in short spurts, then Siberian winds causing snow in North Africa?  This feels abnormal, we’ve begun tapping the maples a month early this year,  the sap is flowing! 

The Weather Channel is MTV for old folks, and day by day I’ve understood this more thoroughly.

This day my steep mountain was a concrete trail, walking and hiking through snow and slippage bring “wonderful unity of body, mind, and spirit… observe nature’s lessons… see the scripture of the landscape.”

Sunday skewered and ready for sleep, as wind thrashes the landscape just outside these windowpanes.