Happy Mid December! It seems hard to believe the month is half over. But as it is, now is a good moment to pause and breathe.
The wind has knocked most of the snow off the branches, but earlier it was lovely. The first snow is always a bit magical.
The end of winter snowstorm last week became a chance for the wind to add some artistic touches to the fields in New York.
I got spoiled by the warm weather and snow free ground. Today will change all that, with up to 20 inches on the way. It will be lovely and a nuisance. It will be an indoor day in which to clean closets and cupboards. It will be a day of soup and old movies. It will be a day of driveway and step clearing. Such is winter.
And it will snow again tomorrow, somewhere around 12 more inches. The last storm was about 15″ with 4″ last night. It is a cozy time of year. Cocoa, soup, fuzzy blanket, good book type of weather. It is winter, spring will come. For now though, snow is here.
Coyote tracks in early light, stitched across by mouse tracks in new snow.