The changes of the past week are quite evident. It seems that as winter approaches, the change inspires either action or inaction.
The migrating waterfowl spring into flight, headed for warmer places. People scurry to finish outdoor chores, and squirrels feverishly hide more acorns for the winter. Other creatures slow down, heading for hibernation, or cozy winter burrows. Our dog Hemingway seems to snuggle closer to his favorite rug and we too stoke the heater and watch out the window as lakes ice-over and snow begins to cover the grass.