This was the view from our kitchen window yesterday. Those leaves on the right belong to a vanda (orchid) that was probably thanking its lucky starts that it lives in a cozy, heated house. Except for brief forays outside for the dog, we were kept indoors by the first snowstorm of the winter.
I read in the New York Times that storms like Saturday’s can be beneficial because they force you to stay home and relax. We spent a very pleasant day reading and watching television. I also colored in my adult coloring book. And we didn’t even get on each others’ nerves. Amazing.
We awoke to a bluebird day. There were a few snowdrifts to shovel, but much of it had been blown off our driveway and lawn by the strong northeast wind.
Our dog was thrilled. A dog playing in fresh snow is a joyful thing. I can watch it all day.