Not a snowflake or snowbank could be found anywhere for days.
All around town winter waned mildly as the browns, reds and golds of autumn spread between our every footstep. Unseasonably warm, nothing like November's frozen snow filled days.
But this is Minnesota after all.
Finally two nights ago, after another day dawned dull grey and all the little birds shivered as the wind grew stronger, it happened. Snow arrived once again.
Lots of it too.
Yep, Christmas was officially over, and of course our sNoW returned.
Shall we wander about my snowy yard?
"We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too."
- Kristin Martz
My trees are my close confidants. On windy days they wave the best kept secrets, just for me. After a snowfall, I believe they decorate their branches just for me. On dry blistering days, they weep ever so much. But mostly they stand tall, a proud existence and I am ever grateful for their respect as well as their beauty and shade.
Good morning trees, the sun has also returned!
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain
Here's to a closer look at this unrestrained, daredevil driver who thinks that snow racing is a harmless game!
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin