Ken Newton, Nevada City, CA.
“Our first winter storm system is approaching, dropping down from Alaska for a brief ‘hello’.The mid-afternoon air is turning sharper as the wind grows colder, grey skies etched with blue this morning are now deeper, darker. I have a brief window before moving on this day and meet a friend at Valentina’s, lattes beckon. We chat as the rain begins, hands warming to the cups, hearts warming too; there will be snow in the morning. . . . . . and another latte will beckon.”