November 19 and it's like a spring day. Will winter ever come???? It's hard to nestle into my house when I know I "should" be outside in the garden. There's always so much to do. I love it when winter really closes in and I have no choice but to turn inward. Outside tasks fall away like leaves on winter trees, and I am free to focus my attention on so many other things. But this year? Winter stubbornly refuses to enter. Even the cat has given up and travels in deep dreams on the couch.