February was a short month, but it certainly made an impression. Historic cold and nearly 12 inches of snow in Comstock? Unprecedented! I think we're all finished with things that are unprecedented...
The winter vortex made me wonder about what the Archaic people would have done with a foot of snow on the ground. I have a feeling they would have done exactly what we did. Marvel at its beauty. Wander around in it looking at animal tracks and the natural sculptures it made. Then, make some snow sculptures of their own. We know they were wildly creative.
Can you imagine what they would have sculpted with their families and children. Animals, birds, all sorts of shapes and structures. I imagine big smiles, freezing wet fingers, snow in their hair and on their clothes from snowballs. Then, like us they returned to their shelter homes, with a hot fire and hopefully a warm meal.
Perhaps I'm romanticizing. That kind of cold must have presented tough challenges. 44 degrees inside was hard for my husband and me to take last week. I have to admit I was glad for my Columbia puffer jacket. But I bet a nice rabbit skin blanket would have been just as good.
Wishing you all the best,