Bear scat in the hood tonight so my boys said I had to walk prepared.
This evening walk turned up a good save
to my cooped up
for this dog who makes me go out and walk through the dark.
The wintery mix turned out just enough snow to measure and mark this day.
The dark feels darker and the cold feels colder as winter settles in.
A fireweed update is long past due:
it’s clear that summer is all through.
Ice on the edge waters did not melt
and winter creeps ever closer.
Yellow dog running frisky through the leaves in the late fall sun is joy.