I braced for the real winter of this morning. I layered up good, put on the clunky boots. I love their warmth, but is there a way to get that warmth without the clunkiness? I'm like a toddler walking in those things.
Yesterday, as the snow fell, we had a cozy day inside. I did get out to shovel the driveway and deck while Magnum was playing with the Fun Car and that other project that I'm not yet wanting to share the purpose of. Later, he and I took China for a chilly beauty walk.
Wolfgang was going to go to the Climbing Center with some friends, but I guess they decided not to because of the snowstorm. When I was playing around with Henry Stanley, he asked what the Illustration Friday prompt was, then sat down and did the above Calvin and Hobbes.
He's a pretty decent artist in his own right, usually doing characters from video games or sci-fi movies. But maybe the cozy day put him in a more whimsical mood for "Explore". I've encouraged him to set up his own online gallery, and it's on his list of things to do. In the meantime, I thought I'd go ahead and submit this one for him.
The woman on the radio this morning said it was -1 outside. By the time I went to The Office, it was in the low teens. I looked forward to seeing the die-hard regulars that don't let a little weather keep them from walking or biking to school.
And most were there, bundled up, ready for another week. It was a nice morning actually. The mountains are gorgeous in the sunlight with the freshly fallen snow. I didn't take a photo, my cheesy camera wouldn't do them justice.
One of my regulars isn't a school kid at all. "Bunny" lives up the road and walks by almost daily for her dog's beauty walk. Bunny is herself a former crossing guard for another local school. We chat in the mornings, sharing war stories
She and the pooch showed up this morning, appropriately bundled. She asked if I was staying warm, which I was, then handed me these things!
An insulated cuppa hot chocolate - complete with hand grippie - and this cute little Santa crossing guard. Where does one even get a cute little Santa crossing guard?!
And here I thought this morning would be cold.