I’m back East for the Thanksgiving Holiday. After many years of avoiding snow, for my bad luck, an early snowstorm blanketed the Hartford area of Connecticut last night with about six inches of wet, heavy snow. It wasn’t in my plans to spend time shoveling snow, but that’s how I got my exercise today. Despite the backbreaking weight of the white stuff, I rather enjoyed being out in the fresh cold air.
After clearing the sidewalk and upper driveway, I took my parents to lunch at the Butchers and Bakers restaurant in Farmington. It’s a hip place with simply delicious food. We had a view to the dining patio where purple and yellow flowers, still in vibrant bloom, were surrounded by tables covered with snow. The beauty of the flowers against the backdrop of the pristine snow more than made up for the inconvenience of shoveling it. I just hope I won’t be doing anymore shoveling anytime soon.