No fire today
The wind today is ruffling the bird feathers, fluttering their tails, and causing them to stumble drunkenly with occasional gusts.
My heart was set on a nice bonfire this afternoon on the Palace deck, warm from the flames and Spanish coffee, cigar in hand, contemplating soon-to-arrive Spring.
The southeast breeze has closed that page of today's plan, to be reopened tomorrow. Meantime, I did get the firepit shoveled out.