Saturday, November 10, 2007

Change in the weather, change in the view

I awoke this morning to our first dusting of snow here in the foothills of the Berkshires. It will be gone by this afternoon (you can already see it's melted beyond the shadow cast by the house) but it's a harbinger of things to come. It seems so harmless when it's hardly a millimeter deep. But oh, just wait.

One of the great things about snow, though, is that it opens up a whole vision of what goes on in the animal world when you're not watching. I love finding tiny tracks in the snow. Here are some kitty prints next to the tiniest little paw prints I've ever seen. Field mouse, perhaps? They're so cute when they're not laying nests in your car's engine block.


lorenzstudio said...

It does look beautiful, but the thought of snow scares me! I've gotten so spoiled living in Southern California and being able to enjoy year round activities outdoors in the warm sun. Even the last time I went skiing, I was wearing a tank top!

Clementine said...

Oh my god, are you trying to make me cry in jealousy? you are, aren't you! :*[