a very fine day
-18°c. Took the dogs for a walk. The sun was shining and it felt good. I left my hat in the truck to see how my ears would hold up. I froze one a few years ago. It still gets sore now and again. Slinky wore her vest, Lisa made for her. Ara, at sixteen, is in her element. She can’t see or hear, but loves the taste of the world on her tongue. It is like she is getting younger, even, being able to jump into the truck, where a year ago she needed help. It gives me hope.
The sun went down at 3:30. Venus was visible a short time after. The stars are out by 5:30.
True, my bad ear got cold, but can’t imagine doing without winter.