Our first snow of the season fell last night.
I love waking up to a world I've missed for months!
This black and white view waited outside my bedroom door .
The bare trees seem even darker against the pure white snow.
The valance over the kitchen sink is trimmed in crystal drops.
They appeared more like icicles this morning!
At a different angle, you would have seen the smoke,
billowing up from the outdoor boiler...
a sure sign that winter is near.
Though the snow was light,
the sead heads bowed in respect
of this symbol of winter.
The paling green of a willow bush
peeks through the tender reeds.
Here, you see the willow is losing its battle,
succumbing to the shorter days and chillier nights.
The horses don't notice the temperature dropping.
Their furry coats have grown plush,
insulating them from the brisk air.