Raining today, a rather cold rain. There will probably be snow at slightly higher elevations. If I still had a proper raincoat, and proper footgear, I'd go for a walk anyway. But, being the only person in the house to take care of two old people, I can't take the risk of ending up with an illness myself. There is a lot of work to be done in the house today, in any case, so I'd better get on with that. Every once in a while, I can stick my head out the door and sniff the air and feel the cool breeze. And, out the front window, I can see the large pink dogwood across the street in full flower, bright even on this grey day against the background of fresh green oak leaves and dark green pines. That will do for now.