Thursday, November 15, 2012
by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1996. All rights reserved.
Hard frost again last night. My footsteps leave dark impressions on the ground. The breath of the cows rises in clouds as they huddle together like football players at Soldier Field on a December Sunday.
Fewer grasshoppers now, I notice. They used to scatter through the wheat stubble on my approach. Only a few stragglers remain. The rest have died or gone off to hide from winter.
The crisp night is giving way to a warm morning glow. It will be an "Indian Summer" sort of day, the kind we missed out on last year when winter dropped in early. Some of our coldest weather came in November rather than January, where it belongs.
Continued at... Cold Hardening.
Dark of Winter
The Nature Pages
Artwork: Winter Tree Line I by Ilona Wellman