|Bikes on UVM campus are encased in 1/2" of ice.|
|I walk by red-berry filled trees, intending to take branches to decorate holiday vase.|
Branches are too fragile. I don't dare disturb them.
I have skiing on the brain. With 2" of powder barely covering icy backyards, I went out yesterday, immediately loosing balance, falling flat on my back. Hitting the ice made a huge noise (my husband later said he came running to the window because the sound shook the house!). I yelled, of course, laying there for a while staring at blue sky, taking stock of body parts before deciding I would live. Then I went on to enjoy sparkling runs through a shimmering, winter wonderland.