Sorry if you’ve been here and seen nothing new for a day or two but . . . the family is together again so I have been a tad distracted! And both boys home meant a walk in nature. We found meltwater flowing through tiny streams, a still-frozen ephemeral pond that probably has live frogs buried in mud at the bottom that will emerge to fill the air with their loud, repetitive, happy calls in the spring, and fall leaves on green carpets of moss. You have to work a bit at finding the beauty this time of year, but it is there and it is worth finding!