You know that winter is one week away when you are greeted by an icy wind when you open your front door. I know that for some, winter is just as hot as summer. However, my winters are usually freezing cold. When I slid for a moment over a patch of ice, I realized that it is time for all the cold weather gear—the coats, gloves, hats, scarves and boots. I always try to keep my ChapStick handy because cold weather will really do a number on your lips.
Yet, in this harsh winter chill, I was surprised to see a flock of geese land in a field near my bus stop. I normally don't see birds this late in the year, and I wonder if they were a bit surprised by the weather too. Hopefully, you also see something a little unexpected today—and keep warm (or cool).
image Flock of Canadian Geese/John Forsythe