Two days ago, when the dog and I walked the loop that circles the large pond near our house, the only footprints in the snow were those that we had left several days earlier.
In the meantime, the sun has come out, the temperature has warmed a little, and the snow is starting melt.
I noted with some interest that my footprints in the thinning show had increased in size. My footprint now extended beyond my toes by at least 4 inches and was also considerably wider. And the footprints of the 15-pound dog trotting ahead of me had turned into those of a 150-pound St Bernard.
Someone attempting to analyze who had been walking around the loop might think I was a giant of a person with a very large dog. And of course, they’d be right.