Warm today, above 6, but windy and cloudy. Not all day. The morning was blue and sunny, but I waited too long to leave the house. In any case, Maggie was puffed out from yesterday, mustering only token enthusiasm for the various sticks and snowballs I lobbed down the path. When we got to the edge of the ravine, she stopped. This time, I listened. The trail down into the ravine was pure wet ice, and I wasn’t wearing my crampons. I will admit that my enthusiasm for a longer walk was greatly undermined by the washed out sky. Better to inside with artificial lighting and M&M’s.