For the past three weeks I have vacationed in Texas, residing with my son and family. The idea was to escape the Wyoming cold. Ironically, the month of February has been exceptionally warm in Cheyenne. Perhaps this is part of the overall pattern of climate change. Whatever the case may be, I'm sure to get hit with a snowstorm the moment I return. For now, however, I'm enjoying a balmy climate, though the last few nights have brought freezing temps even here.

 Soon after I left to head back to Wyoming, their first calf was born. Meanwhile, Cheyenne greeted me with snow showers.