If I’ve counted right, we’re shivering under our sixth blanket of snow and ice this winter! Highly unusual for us here in central Arkansas! Our narrow streets, winding up and down hills and around sharp curves, are slick with ice. Robin and I will stay holed up again today.
I think about all the creatures outdoors in the woods around us. These wintry “blankets” must be wearing thin for them as well—deer hunkered down under brush piles, coons and possums buried in frosty piles of leaves. Soon they will venture out to forage for food to satisfy their gnawing hunger.
In our homes, we humans stay snug and fed, but only if our electricity stays on and only if our cupboards are full. If not, then soon we will share the same struggles as our creature cousins.
Right now, our outdoor thermometer says 16 degrees! Today’s high is predicted to be only 28 degrees.
Stay warm and safe today, my friends.