Yesterday was the first day of spring -- the sun was shining and everything was on sale at the mall. Too much temptation. We had to get out.
Since I was designated the driver, we crossed town on the parkway rather than the expressway. Generally, I avoid the fast roads unless someone is bleeding. Americans are in too much of a hurry anyhow. Everything is more beautiful at 25 mph. Except the car behind me.
This time the trip was different than it has been the past five months. Something big was missing. The snows of winter had melted away. Only a few ugly piles remain to guard the far end of parking lots.
Last night, everything froze again. Again, the edges of the creek were laced with gossamer ice bravely shining back at the afternoon sun.
Winter got an encore.