I have always been an early riser, so my mornings are usually starting around sunrise, sometimes a little before, sometimes a little after. Today, the windows were just starting to glow with a little brightness, but you could tell there were clouds up above you. As the computer came to life and I logged on to the day, I saw that we had another winter advisory on the weather site my browser is bookmarked to. More snow. Yipee...
The last few winters have been fairly mild here near the bay in Maryland, but this year we were experiencing a number of named winter storms (they name winter storms now) that have traveled through our area, piling just a little more snow on the last few storms' snow. It has all mostly fallen crisp and soft as the temperatures had stayed below freezing for a number of days in a row, but had turned to a hard crust with some near thaws and refreezes at night. Another layer was arriving.
I worked a couple of hours on some museum task and looked outside to see more flakes falling. Ginger came in to see if I was interested in taking her for a walk, so we headed out to our beloved nearby woods. As I mentioned in my post about Schramm's Woods, this place has become magical for me. I really enjoy walking on the trails in this small 11 acre plot. It is always calming for me.
|Ginger is looking for Mr Fox|
There was some bird warbling in the woods. I didn't recognize the species, but it was soothing. Next a Blue Jay started calling from the tallest branch on the tallest tree along the fence line of the field. He kept shouting his name over and over, waiting for another to answer and before long, one does.
|Tallest branch of the tallest tree|
|Heading up the hill|