High Winds

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Tonight, anticipated winds rolling in are to measure very low on the wind chill index. We’re warned the winds could bring chills measuring -10 or -20 degrees. Hopefully, those winds won’t begin until after I’ve given today’s last feedings to my outside animals. For the dogs and me, the target is to be inside the house.

Yesterday was a bit warmer, just enough to slicken snow that’s already standing, and we’re warned of possible new snow today. Since it’s unlikely to warm up again anytime soon, this December’s ending might be bitter and dark.

Offsetting the cold and darkness are indoor celebrations. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and others, brighten the year’s ending. A focus on the inside, family, friends, gifts, and food, makes for community warmth and shorter times outside.

I keep in mind those offsets to unpleasant weather while still preparing for whatever today might offer.

Dear Friends: It’s time to strap on my spikes and head outside. Diana

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