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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Still Here

This afternoon, we drove past 6 sandhill cranes in a farm field.  I haven't seen them for weeks, and assumed I wouldn't see any until spring... but they're quite unmistakable.  Perhaps, with the warm weather we had for most of the weekend, they migrated back? :) jk.  (Most of the weekend was unseasonably warm, and rainy, but the mercury is falling now!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Thin Blanket

We woke up this morning to a thin blanket of snow that, though not deep was persistent through quite a lot of the day.  And while we didn't get that much snow, the students were very excited and it was actually quite lovely.
Drips of Ice Frozen onto Indian Grass Seed
Snow Caps on Milkweed Seed Pods
Goldenrod bends under the weight of the snow.