Gone are the spongy bottomed winter boots, staunched by bunched up socks.
They have been replaced, dumped unceremoniously in the Sears garbage can on the way out of the store. After all, this season requires the proper equipment.
New boots, that do not leak, have been purchased just in time for river channeling, bridge configuring and rock chucking.
This important work is the flip side of ice crunching, slush brook redirecting and snow drift levelling.