I’d noticed a few weeks ago how very fat the squirrels were looking. Their coats are thick and their tails even thicker. While driving around Northern Virginia, my favorite boy toy and I commented repeatedly at the thick coats on the horses and cows that we saw.
All of which I think may be adding up to a bad winter. The animals look like what I’d expect in the Midwest, not the mid-Atlantic.
For us, we’re digging out the winter coats, the long-sleeved shirts, the hats and gloves. I’ve been listening to Christmas carols on the cable channel, buying Christmas presents, and looking forward to seeing our daughter for Thanksgiving. It’s less and less days left to winter and the holidays. The animals are getting ready for it and I need to pick up the pace to be ready as well.
Word for tomorrow – DETECT. If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.
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