Who would have thought that we'd actually get what was predicted for yesterday - 3-4 inches of pristine snow! It was stunning and magical early in the morning. Who says we can't have Christmas all year long. Maybe a little snowy reminder is what we need to keep us focused on the truth of the matter. The shot here is of the dry creek bed, around 7 a.m. Clearly it was not at all dry!
Below, within thirty minutes, the birds were filling up the yard and chirping enough to make us feel guilty that all we had out for them was suet. No breakfast/brunch for these visitors on this particular snowy day. We were so ill-prepared. Thankfully all is forgiven as today there are seeds galore and for those carnivore birds - worms.
And, indeed, what a difference a day does make. Not only did we go from snow and winter coats to sunshine and light jackets in central Illinois, we personally went from 4 owned dogs and a 1 foster dog to 4 + 1 + 1 foster puppy. Tis the season to be jolly, and to brush, and to train, and to romp.
His name is Boyd. When he holds still I'll take a photo and post it. Till then, wave as you "go by"...we're outside every hour or two.
If you wonder where the magic in the world has gone think only briefly about what I've mentioned today. Amazing weather and the changes it brings, the beauty and communication of living things such as birds and puppies. We have only to look around us and behold. The magic isn't gone. It never leaves. Sometimes we just see beyond it and that is a shame.