Earlier this year than last, but probably average for this northern climate, winter began with a flurry of flakes this morning.
The backyard takes on its typical winter hues: white, brown, and gray. How long before we see bare unfrozen ground again, I wonder?
Some Minnesotans just love snowfall — me, I keep thinking of warm, sunny days.
Even the birds complained this morning — Mrs. Red-bellied Woodpecker was quite vocal about the snow cover on her favorite feeder.
There was little activity at the bird feeders this morning, but I can always count on a chickadee or two. I guess most of the birds were smart enough to stay huddled in a protected place.