RAIN! (in Minnesota! in December!)
High and low temperatures hover right around 40 degrees, water
runs down the gutters, and the unmistakable smell of mud rises up
to my nose.

Jenny shored up our two backyard snowmen.
The bigger one had eroded into a one-eared rabbit (a la
Life in Hell – see ‘Bongo‘)
The smaller one, just a ball before, is now a little boy
standing by the bird feeder,
feeding the birds and playing with the squirrels.