Winter is back after a long hiatus. In a stark contrast from recent weeks, our low temp plummeted to a frigid 13 degrees. In the process, 0.75" of rainfall came down before transitioning into snow overnight. 0.5" of the powdery stuff was on the ground at observation with flurries still filling the skies. Sure to be plenty of slick places on the trail.
-- Howling at the stars, the city glowed from behind the main entrance of the kitchen. Wind gently shook the evergreen sentinels standing watch. Looking further up into the sky the light pollution began to fade, leaving bright diamonds scattered across a royal blue canvas.
My eyes came back down to the well known sign. The name and elevation of this mountaintop home were easy enough to see. The date had disappeared. Unfettered by the constraints of time, the winter caretaker seemed more interested in moments than dates and time tables….
Diamonds continued to sparkle high in the sky.
"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."