Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cold and damp.

The peaty soils of our town become sodden in winter, and once frozen, take a long time to thaw. Our neighbourhood lags behind in snowmelt, and pocket–handkerchief blueberry patches chill the air above, creating pocket-handkerchief fog banks.

If you live here, in the cold and damp, in a sunless house surrounded by fir, cedar and spruce, the forest will send moss and algae to reclaim your home, starting with the roof.

It's probably too late to power wash.

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