The dog steps a little livelier to avoid any prolonged contact with the cold concrete, and he's just a tiny bit less enthusiastic about running across the wet lawns.
Our heater shuts off rarely now, and soup is the order of the day. Pureed butternut squash and potato topped with yogurt or sour cream and butter-fried sage leaves. Add to that a green salad with a lovely sweet Jiro persimmon and a rosemary baguette. A plate of cookies and sliced oranges for dessert while we firmly plant our elbows on the table to enjoy some conversation and the rest of the wine--sated and cozy.
Tomorrow we'll check for signs of spring--or is that Christmas peeking around the corner???