Our kids live in the east (Connecticut and Ohio) so we pay attention to the weather there. About a week ago they had a storm around the Great Lakes and my son and his girls went skiing on fresh powder. Today a nor’easter is pounding the eastern seaboard and they are expected to get many inches of snow.
We have weather here today also. When we get a weather change, in this case a cold front, it manifests wind. And, in this case, the snow level is to get down to 3 or 4 thousand feet, which means pretty pictures and fresh powder in the mountain ski resorts. It also means I can don a sweater and make some soup before it warms up for good.
I am watching the clouds slide east (right to left) along the mountaintops as the front makes its way in from the coast. The lacy tree is a pepper tree, in summer it has clusters of pink peppercorns that smell divine. Winter is citrus season and trees are heavy with colorful fruit. Delicious oranges, lemons and grapefruit are there for the taking.
Pity the poor golfers out there today. I have no golf until Sunday, and by then the weather should be stable (but still cold). This picture was from yesterday, on the first tee, just after the sun came up and its rays filtered through the trees. My pocket camera did not do the scene justice. It turned out to be a nice day, albeit a little cool, and a fleece vest was all one needed to stay warm after the outer layers were peeled off.
In other news, we’re taking care of our health in February. We have money left in our flexible spending account and it will be lost if we don’t spend it down by March. So our calendar is crammed with doctor appointments—dermatologists, optometrists, dentists, mammograms and colonoscopies, the whole gamut.
It’s a very busy month! I have jury duty next week, my sister is coming for a visit, and I am playing in an invitational. A tournament that I have very little chance of winning, but that’s how the old ball rolls sometimes. I have never played the course (Indian Hills) so I am going out for a practice round Sunday.