Hibernation

As a resident of dark, dreary Washington State, I am in complete agreement with Sue’s thoughts on hibernation here. I go to bed early during the long nights and have no desire to leave the house unless I am forced. Come spring, you can’t keep me inside!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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“Birds do it… Bees do it…” Fleas, both of the educated variety and those who bunked off school seem to manage it.

Well, okay, one bird does it, the common poorwill,  the rest don’t seem to bother. With weather like this, in deepest darkest winter, perhaps they ought to think about it. Everything seems organised around hibernation really. The days are short, the nights are long, the light minimal… The weather is foul enough to discourage anyone from crawling out of bed and in sleep the body slows down anyway, using fewer precious resources at a time when food would be scare without commercial growing. I wonder if human beings ever did hibernate? Probably not properly; there seems to be only one primate that does so, a lemur from Madagascar.

Hibernating means stocking up on the body’s resources for winter… a bit like Christmas… Metabolism seems to slow down about…

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Author: conniejjasperson

Connie J. Jasperson lives in Olympia, Washington. A vegan, she and her husband share five children, a love of good food and great music. She is active in local writing groups, an editor for Myrddin Publishing Group, and is a writing coach. She is an active member of the both the Northwest Independent Writers Association and Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and is a founding member of Myrddin Publishing Group. Music and food dominate her waking moments. When not writing or blogging she can be found with her Kindle, reading avidly.

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