First day of snow in Anchorage this year, though doesn’t look like it’ll last. Enough that I had to brush the snow off my car this morning, & take it real slow & easy driving to work. At lunchtime I decided to take a brief walk to take pics of the snow for Flickr contacts who had a lust to see snow. (Whereas I’ve been rather dreading it.) And took a self-portrait along the way. Didn’t completely notice until I downloaded this pic to my camera that I don’t seem to be feeling too wonderful… well. It’s October 23. My mom‘s birthday. So I’m thinking about her a lot today. Yet hoping that this mood doesn’t carry through to another day. She’d want me to be happy. But today, Mom, I’m missing you bigtime.