It began with a few scattered flakes flying on a brisk northwest wind. Nothing to worry about the weather bureau said. No accumulation.
More snow by mid-afternoon, and a lot more snow by evening. Winter had arrived to cover up autumn, to leave behind a season and usher in a new one. A drab world of browns and grays turned to glimmering white.
For those who enjoy winter—a few of us sturdy souls remain—it is a time for rejoicing.
Time to look for snowshoes and cross country skis.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Words that you most likely hear are those spoken softly and not yelled.
WRITING WORKSHOP: The dates for my writing workshop at The Clearing in Door
County for 2010 are August 8-14. Contact www.theclearing.org for further information.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Consider BLUE SHADOWS FARM, IN A PICKLE, AND OLD FARM. See my website for details about these books. Available in most book shops. Can also be ordered from my website.
December 7, 1:00 p.m. Sugar Creek Camp, Ferryville, WI. Stories From the Land.
December 12, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Fireside Books, West Bend, WI. Book signing. Presentation at 10:30 a.m. Blue Shadows Farm.
January 4, 11:45-12:30. Wisconsin Public Radio, Ideas Network. Telling Wisconsin Stories. (With Larry Meiller)
January 14, 6:30 p.m. Madison History Round Table. West Side Business Men’s Association. Old Farm
January 19, Noon luncheon. SAIL (Supporting Active Independent Lives) Black Hawk County Club, Madison. Telling Stories—Why and How.