24 December 2011

A 'wee' frost this morning

It's hard to believe the desert gets frost...it's really not so uncommon this time of the year. The sun was just beginning to peek over the mountain when I went to feed Traveler this morning.
I don't usually get to see what his area looks like mornings this time of year, mostly it's still dark when I'm there to feed him. I had the fleeting thought I need to drag out his blanket and have it ready though the local weather forecasters are predicting a warm up for next week, so, chances are I won't need to blanket him, not for a few more days anyway.
There's definitely a chill in the air ...and some say it never gets cold here.. yeah, well it does, but not like some other parts of the nation. One adjusts and this time of the year, desert dwellers put on more layers because we know, it's going to warm up as the sun climbs higher in the sky. By the time I go back to feed and rake this afternoon, I'll be in shirtsleeves. It's going to be a nice day.

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