Winter is coming….

I sleep with the curtains of one window open so I can see the sky at night.  With no cloud cover, the clarity of the stars is amazing even with the slight light pollution due to where I live.  I feel as though I can reach out through the glass and – if I stretch just a little – I could grasp one of those stars and bring it back into the room.

The hints of the temperature dropping mean I get cold feet and then a cold nose.  An excuse to burrow under the covers if ever there is one, not that I ever really need it.  It takes me back to childhood, memories of windows misted up and the writing of frost as a morning welcome.

There is always the expectation of that first heavy frost of the season arriving.  So it was the other day and my heart soared.

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There is something magical about seeing windscreens covered in swirls of patterns, with grass bent over laden with rime.  A hint of days to come, of being outside in the cold then coming into the warmth.

Truly, winter is coming.

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