With daytime temperatures in the seventies, there are flowers blooming again. At the end of November, violets, azalea, and even spirea are blooming along side the nandina berries. It is the nature of winter in Alabama.
There are children out playing in the neighborhood again, as well. Even Tex, his shadow long absent from our doorstep because of a late-summer banning by his grandfather from our neighborhood (I believe the charge was insubordination) has been back, knocking for Flavor Ice and attention.
I've just finished giving an impromptu presentation to Tex and the McCall boys on paleontology and archaeology in Alabama, complete with artifacts, pictures and demonstrations. There were histrionics and lots of “How much will you sell that to me for?”