Living in the Midwest, one may enjoy the full range of seasons throughout the year in all their glory. Spring is a true awakening of the earth, with gorgeous colors, delicate aromas, the sounds of new life. Summer is green as green can be, the glorious heat enticing us to the pools and lakes, thunderstorms a pounding symphony. Fall slowly transforms the green into a collage of reds, yellows, oranges, while the atmosphere begins to cool, to calm, the aromas turn to spice, and smoke, and earth, the wind a musical swirl. Then Winter ushers in the peaceful snowfalls, the distinct smell of cold, and the sounds.... the sounds. The sound of snow crunching under tires, the sound of sliding, the sound of a truck grill striking a break-away light pole, the sound of said light pole plummeting and crashing on the road below.
Ah yes. The sounds of a $1000 deductible.