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  • It's mid-November. Still six more months until mid-May. Yet...

    When I woke up the temperature was 60ºF. It had rained much of the night so the air smelled fresh and felt moist when I stepped outside. And the grass! It has that delicious bright green color of spring.

    It smells, feels, and looks like a morning in mid-May rather than a morning in mid-November. Except for a few significant details....
    ~ No leaves on the trees.
    ~ Christmas lights on the house across the street.
    ~ Four hours less daylight.
    ~ The temperature will be dropping throughout the day.
    ~ Snow is predicted for tomorrow.

    Time to go for a walk.



    [Photo by Barbara, out our front door this morning, Minneapolis, 2015]
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