Despite what you see, we are snow covered here.
Some patches of grass poke through where bright sunshine splashes the earth all day long, and for the most part the earth is wearing winter white.
We knew a heavy first snow approached.
The Old Ones told us.
They dined and dined and dined.
One might call them gluttonous if you didn’t know they prepared for long sleeps.
Truth be told, raccoons sleep heavily and some say they hibernate but the biology of hibernation eludes them.
Not that they seek it out, me thinks.
But right before a long nap, a full tummy.
Something to keep the inner fires burning hot while all about you is cold and quiet.
Nature’s design is a good one, perfected through millenia of modification.
Let’s leave it so, shall we?