yesterday i put up my winter colors on the blog, which you maybe wouldn't notice if you read it in RSS.
i totally skipped over the fall colors because i was still depressed about LAST year when i never did get to use my winter colors.
my rule for winter colors is there has to be snow cover.
last year there just wasn't any.
but this year we have snow and i am having to get used to the thing that happens here at winter full moons, in which a full moon is fully as bright as early morning or late afternoon sun because of all the nice white reflective snow and you're sleeping along peacefully and then WHOA, NELLIE, IT'S LIGHT OUT and even if you were wearing an eyeshade your body still thinks it's morning because "my, isn't this unexpected?"
it takes a little while to get used to.
and then of course the moon wanes.
but it's a winter thing.
in summer, you have to be looking in your neighbors' windows to know if they're up yet.
in winter, even if your shades are drawn,, you know when they get up because of all that reflected light.
isn't that gemütlich?