Off season

In late January, memories of carefree summer days seem impossibly distant. Was there ever a time when it was warm enough to play soccer in shorts at the local playground, and will frigid temperatures ever again allow a friendly game of touch-football, shirts vs. skins?

This is my contribution to today’s Photo Friday theme, Distant. It was 10 degrees outside when I walked Reggie this morning; as I write this, the wind is howling with wind-chills in the negative digits. Spring (much less summer) seems very distant, indeed.