For about a hundred different reasons, I could not get over to my favorite patch of local forest for nearly 2 months. But today I had a last-minute reprieve from rehearsals, and the sun was shining, so into the woods I went.
It has been icy cold here for weeks. Not as bad as in the Ukraine, but unusually, uncomfortably cold. The village Fasching parades are being held anyway (I’m sure the alcohol helps).