Evidence. Guess first.
B. Bones. On the side of the path near the mushroom man, there was this pile of neat bones. Evidence of a predator. No bears or cougars live on the islands. Do foxes attack deer?
C. Two dead waxwings. Evidence of plate glass windows reflecting trees with berries.
D. Wooly Caterpillar. Evidence of a long winter coming. Accurate prediction.
E. A wash of turquoise water. Evidence of a ferry's wake. Just lovely.
F. A dog with a Pendleton wool overcoat. Evidence of a cold winter. Wore the coat outside so often, it's owner sometimes forgot to take the coat off.
G. Snow overhanging the eaves. Evidence of a brief period of warming.
H. Red ice crampons. Evidence of a good neighbor. He leant me his ice crampons after I lost one in a snow drift.
I. A puddle in the snow. Evidence my road will soon reappear as a slash of mud.
J. A storm moving across the fields between Walla Walla and Pendleton. Evidence that spring is coming.