Twenty days until Christmas. The weather seems to be moderating and it's just in time for the holiday festivities and frivolity to begin.
I took a day off from my tennis schedule. There were a few chores to do: recycling the recyclables, getting a flu shot, filling the gas tank with $2.50+ per gallon fuel, and a walk though the neighborhood with NCW. The houses around and about are sprouting decorations for the Yule. I liked this snowless snowman a block or so away. It almost looked real from a distance until the lights told me it was artificial. Even the carrot nose is not a carrot. Nor the eyes coals.
My new neighbors stored their canoe next to the fence by the backyard. It provides shelter for a rabbit, but when I walk past the canoe on the sidewalk the rabbit always gets spooked and runs away. There is a fence to separate us, but the rabbit is unaware of its protective qualities. However, I suspect it'll spend the winter there and I'll be catching glimpses of it every time I pass by, unless, of course, it gets consumed by some predator or another.
The rabbit that lives under the canoe.