After a few days of green on the ground, winter returned and we had about 8 inches judging by the depth of snow on the deck. Today the sun is brilliant and the snow is so bright I can barely look at it. And it’s colder. This is all so I can look forward to my vacation more fully.
It is really lovely, and far sunnier than these pictures show, but I can think of sunnier and warmer with a happier anticipation at this point.