23 September 2005

December smell

Last night J and I took a late load over to the new place, and the air outside smelled just like December in Vermont. The snow this morning was all the way down onto the flat land below Esja, after previously being only on the very tops, up among the clouds. It's much easier to ignore when it looks like a movie set backdrop that hangs above the city, but now it is just across the bay. There is even snow in the mountains to the south that was not there last week.

I have never seen the approach of winter so clearly, as the sun dips lower in the sky, the snow creeps towards us, and the waves reach higher over the seawalls. J and I will be having a front-seat view from our couch in a few days, where we can see it from the well-insulated comfort of our new apartment.

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