3:54:08 PM

Sun all day, warm enough (low 40s) for Rafe to venture out and bask
in a half hour of sun, take a sip of melted snow. It revives him, and
he eats well and sleeps even better.

Patches of bare ground emerge from the snow, islands at the bases
of trees – brown, wet, glistening with moisture. Fresh wounds under
bandages of snow.