Well the spoon we found in the persimmon seed at the arboretum on December 1 may well have been prophetic, if the storm system they say, in apocalyptic tones, is coming our way materializes. Up to 12 inches of snow and temperatures below zero, so they say. The stores are mayhem. We have plenty of soup-making and cookie-making ingredients, so we’ll stay home and watch it snow and get fat. And feed the birds.