This was no day to be a hermit. No, wait. It was no day to be a cave-dwelling hermit. It was okay to embrace my hermit side, as long as I took some small advantage of the last rays of sunshine we’re likely to see for awhile. The forecast for Monday is rain with lows in the mid twenties. That sounds like it could end up something other than rain, but I’m no meteorologist (just a hermit with a passing interest in weather).
So I spent some time in the yard today. Not actually doing anything, because after all, what is there to do but pick up some of the stray branches left from the last windstorm? I mostly wanted to feel the fresh air and a little warmth that wasn’t going to cost anything on my utility bill. Any warmth I might get for the rest of the winter could be at a price.
Once the sun started to go down this afternoon, it cooled off fast. Time flies when you’re having sunny winter days. In partial compensation, the nights are ever so long.