Winter is here, and I am not alone. Redbreast Robin returns to the garden. Sun dips his head and peers through the window pane. Another black Cricket climbs into the warm, while burnt leaves blow over the threshold. Delight! I discover a bright green Tree Frog seeking somewhere to sleep under the kitchen sink, it’s been awhile. And there, the presence I feel, in the Firelight flames, reminds me, that Winter is here, and I am not alone.