And so it begins…

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.

red-bellied woodpecker

Even the birds complained this morning — Mrs. Red-bellied Woodpecker was quite vocal about the snow cover on her favorite feeder.

chickadee in snow

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.

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