Nothing like a blizzard with howling winds, dumping 2-3′ of snow to remind us what many mammals and some fish know.
Winter is a time to hibernate, or at least, lay low, like the fish in our backyard koi pond. While fish don’t truly hibernate, they do go into a “state of torpor.” As the temperatures fall, they drop to the bottom of the pond where the water is warmest. There they hang out, preserving their energy until temperatures rise again.
So while the winds howled, we stayed inside, napped and hung out. Unlike the fish, who do not eat this time of year, we ate.
Alot– homemade soup and our favorite mandelbrot cookies (like biscotti), and watched movies.
I also had plenty of time in my studio to work on a commission undisturbed, with a winter wonderland outside my door.
How do you hibernate?