Friday, December 22, 2006
The predicted 8-10 inches of snow turned in to 24+ inches here at my house! We spent most of the day yesterday just digging out. The fascinating result of a true blizzard (winds of 35 mph+) are the drifts. Oddly shaped mounds and curtains of snow have formed around and over everything---quite the winter wonderland! Today the sky is clear and brilliant blue-time to go adventuring...
In my snow bound state I decided to re-read an old favorite: James Herriot's Every Living Thing. This is just one of a series of colorful and charming books that recount the exploits of Mr. Herriot as a country vet in post WWII Yorkshire. Herriot is a wonderful storyteller with a great sense of humor; he so obviously loves his animals, the countryside, and the peculiarities of his clients' owners. It's the perfect book to curl up with on a wintry day (or night!).