November 24, 2013 |  by

Winter came to Weather Hill last night.  22 degrees when I shut the drafts down on the wood stove prior to going to bed, wind howling, and snow falling with a light accumulation.  It set me to thinking what this winter might bring.

Eric Sloane once wrote of thinking about the good that wind brings – it sweeps away much debris and is mother nature’s way of pruning trees and brush.  I recall Sloane also writing of describing storms in ways to children that would not frighten them – how the trees were getting their “exercise” because of the wind.  If Eric Sloane was correct, the trees along the hillsides that surround Weather Hill must be quite buff by now….

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