Sounds of the Season
The cold squeak of snow protesting against car tire and every foot step.
The gritty scrape of shovels across walkways and stairs.
The throbbing chatter of a 4-stroke Briggs & Stratton snow blower engine.
The unmistakable rolling thunder and shudder of a snowplow as it heaves up great billows of white, which then deposit themselves back down at the end of a just cleared out driveway...
Yup, it's winter all right.
It's a nostril sticking -22C (-8F) this morning but it's a dry cold (lol) and the sun is shining, struggling to rise above the trees.
It's a beautiful winter's day in the neighbourhood.
©2013 April Hoeller