The Real Jewel Bay — a touch of winter

deer heart

Here in the northwest, we’re breaking records for heat — highs over 100 would be rare in August, let alone in late June and early July. No matter where you are, what better way to cool down than with a mystery set in February — BUTTER OFF DEAD, out next Tuesday, July 7 — and a few photos of deep midwinter?

IMGP2137“Deer Heart” — a young doe’s hoof print, captured on my walk out for the Sunday newspaper.

TIMGP2110he weather vane pig on our front porch rail dressed for the season — and doesn’t the village Christmas tree look festive? (The blue spruce had grown too tall for the power lines, but its owners, dear friends of ours, donated it to the village — and the power company cut and delivered!)


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