I’m spending the weekend in upstate New York catching up with friends and researching snow for my next novel.
My research involved sitting in a rocking chair and staring out the window:
12:36PM (Can you see the red squirrel?)
Sadly, there is still not enough snow for snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or tobogganing. None of which I have ever done before even though my characters (pesky annoying things) have. But I have high hopes for tomorrow.
We went out for a walk. It were pretty and not scary cold (about 1C or 34F):
I was taught how to make snow balls, snow men, as well as snow angels. All of it fairly wet-making. But, I will admit, fun.
Apparently that big pile of sticks in the centre there is a beaver lodge. A conservation biologist told me so:
Keep your fingers crossed for lots more snow tomorrow!
- You may recognise the name “Zahler”. Scott named one of his characters in The Last Days after Peter. [↩]