|The Old Willow by Athens Creek|
|Snow-bound Rose-Hips in our Garden|
|Snow on leaves. A pattern for your next coffee mug, dining room wall, or pajamas?|
I read in today's paper that the British Medical Association is recommending a no-smoking law for drivers. I am recommending getting rid of drivers. That would be much safer. We would have fewer forest fires for sure. We already have computer-driven trains. I'm not sure how car-computers would deal with ice-patches on the road though. Black ice is an invisible scourge of roads at this time of the year, especially on the hills of Ecclesall Road in Sheffield. The new road engineers here insist on putting smoother black roads down for our summer convenience. In fine weather they are quieter and safer. But try driving at night in heavy rain, or in winter on ice. Life is all about compromises I suppose. As in a combination of snow and leaves.