It is the day after Thanksgiving 2014, it snowed all day Wednesday and a lot of people- including myself- posted photographs of said snow some of which were creative, some just documentary.
I'm a life long Vermonter, so snow and ice are all part of living here - but after the magic of the first snowfall has passed, it's just cold.
Don't get me wrong, if I was in a warm climate I'd complain as well!
My idea of winter is as follows: it can snow from about Thanksgiving until January 15th then temperatures should warm up to 65 or 70 and stay that way until the next fall.
Now, I have suggested this plan to mother nature for the last oh! 20 years or so, and we've all seen what kind of pull I've had with her. She just giggles at me and then it rains.
So onto the photographs! We have a tree in our front yard with this great long void in the center. I have no idea how deep it goes but in recent years squirells have taken to nesting in it. I've seen as many a 6 at a time running up and down the center of the trunk, chasing each other and playing. A little taste of spring at the beginning of winter. ;-)