In spite of the beauty and amazing weather we tend to experience in my part of Colorado, there are a couple of things that make it slightly less than perfect.
1. There are no cardinals here. I grew up in a part of the country where the vibrant reds of these lovely birds were there to cheer us on even the snowiest days. I miss cardinals.
2. We have no fireflies, aka lightning bugs. I was reminded of this when I visited my aunt on one of my recent trips to Illinois. When I drove into her driveway just after dusk, fireflies were everywhere. I miss fireflies.
Other than that, we generally have very little to complain about....as long as the horrible fires of the last few years and the major 2013 floods don't happen again. As long as the Yellowstone volcano never decides to blow.
And as long as we don't get temperatures in the frigids for a prolonged period of time due to a massive Arctic cold front...like the one that's moving in as we speak. My always chilly office is getting colder by the minute. My space heater is going to get a workout over the next few days.
We're supposed to get snow, too.
This is a good book and a cup of hot chocolate kind of day, so I plan to spend a couple of hours this afternoon doing exactly that.
Are you in the path of this Arctic cold front? It's a big one.