December 1st, already?  Wow, where does the time go.  The big countdown is upon us and the hustle bustle is now kicked into over drive, my favorite time of year.  December has come in with a bang here in Southern California, literally.  I awoke to a huge boom and crash in the yard.  The wind started sometime in the night; it is crazy loud.  When the sun comes up I will have to see what crashed but for now it has been challenge enough getting Elsa out.

She's a spooky type, environmentally that is.  Anything out of the ordinary makes her unsettled.  So this weather today is not going to be her thing; it is not the wind per say but more the fall out from the wind.  She really seems to enjoy the wind in her face; her ears flying around.  It's the smells that the wind brings and the stuff everywhere.  This morning I opened the kitchen door and she stuck her head out; it smelled very different.  She turned and looked at me so I head out without a second to lose.  Very important to be chill.

With her head in the air she sniffed and took in all the different scents.  She looked around at all the stuff in the yard; she was spooked for sure.  So we will be heading out in all the bluster for a walk a little later.  I love the wind; always have.  Perhaps it is my Scottish heritage; I love the freshness of it, especially when it carries with it a chill.  I'm sure the yard will be a mess today so I'll have a great deal of clean up after the winds stop.

The only concern that will come from my adult dogs will be Luke worrying about doors slamming today.  I will be making sure that they are all either tightly shut or propped open securely.

Happy December all.