It may be time for a very belated small town Germany update.
Twenty-five degrees on my morning walk with the dog yesterday. A hard frost on the ground all around us--everything silvery and sparkly in the early morning light. Sudden flashbacks to last winter's Narnia-esque qualities tempered my enthusiasm.
Bundled up in layers of fleece and down, I made my way down frozen paths along the farm fields, following the dog in my homemade walking snuggle suit. The sun was just coming up on the horizon.
The frost had that first new-frost magical quality to it--giving everything a rather foreign-looking appearance. Branches covered in non-descript, wilting leaves suddenly looked especially attractive.
We walked long enough to watch the sun rise up into the sky and the heavy cloud layer disappear.
The frost began to quickly melt away. The late morning sunlight felt warm on skin and fur alike.
Tex insisted on a short sunbath, which as you can see, he enjoyed immensely.
Then we made our way back home.
But not before I filled my secret bird feeder with black sunflower seeds, hung inconspicuously in a tree along the fields. The obsession begins anew.
Check in soon for an exposé blog post entitled...'You Don't Disappoint In Your Ability To Make My Heart Sink...' which will feature a fellow blogger and arch Nemesis all wrapped up in one. You won't want to miss it. Or maybe you will.