Well today is the official first day of Winter, though you wouldn’t know it … not that I am complaining mind you. While the tail end of December would usually find a Michigander swiping snowflakes off their nose and creating a pathway with a booted foot or large snow shovel, we are enjoying Spring-like temps once again.
When I left for my walk on this murky morning, it was 50 degrees. I was happy, because, after a solid day of rain yesterday, it promised to dawn dry this morning. It was a different story, once I got suited up and outside though, as there was a fine mist and it was a mite foggy too. Well, I had my heart set on getting to that 700-miles-walked goal, so I just went out anyway. But, walking in the rain has never been my shtick and, though 50 degrees was mild, I felt a little silly muddling along in the puddles for the sake of a personal triumph, when we have another nine days left in 2015.
So, no slacking on my part, just turning back toward home and hoping for better weather tomorrow, along with a vow to keep soldiering on.
This pair of nutcrackers are the Christmas decorations on a porch on Emmons Boulevard – since I took the picture last week, they now are front and center in the garden, guarding the front door with their grinless and stalwart gaze.