Walhydra's work colleague and buddy Trapdoor Spider has a sister who lives in Venice and works as a freelance journalist for publications such as National Geographic.
Today, Trapdoor reminded Walhydra that her sister has a blog with delightful name of I am not making this up.
Yesterday's post is a beautiful little piece about calicanthus blossoms in the midst of winter.
What caught Walhydra's attention was the shared experience of living in "Upstate New York, where winter comes with multiple personalities, most of whom are not in the mood for jokes."
And a beautiful line later in the post:
"Winter doesn’t smell like chiffon steeped in sunrise; winter smells like a constructivist experiment, all angles and sharp points and edges."