Thursday, April 16, 2015

Winter in a Day

It has been a long dry winter in my neighborhood. High skies, bad skiing, and uneventful driving. A handful of bushes in my front yard, miraculously, never lost their leaves and really look terrific this spring. I shoveled my driveway a whopping three times; a frequency my back enjoyed. But yesterday the sky opened and winter arrived dropping 6 or 7 inches. It lasted a meager 24 hours, but it was wonderful. 

Then this morning things got even better. I found a visitor in my backyard. A small buck mule deer—velvet covered antlers between his ears—laying in a deciduous alcove. The snow like ground cover around his bed. It really is the small stuff.


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Ben, we could do with some of the winter snow in Mumbai. We're baking at 32 degree C (90 F) not to mention the coastal humidity. Nice pictures of the buck mule deer.

Ben Boulden said...

Prashant. Wow. It's the humidity that would do me in, but the coastal part sounds very nice.

The snow is pretty much gone it melted away yesterday, and the remainder will be gone by this afternoon. It was a nice interlude.