The little winter that could
Winter here in Lansing isn’t like it used to be, so we tend to celebrate (or, depending on our outlook, grumble about) the arrival of snow any time we can.
I mean, it’s only an inch of snow – if that – yet it magnifies the beauty of the environs exactly many times over.
If you look closely, you can see the carpeting of maple leaves that cover the path here. X-ray vision or a good imagination will be of great use as you look closely…
I could spend all day here.
Sadly, though, I didn’t. As I started on again, each step I took made a seriously loud CRUNCH of boot into snow…
…which, try as I might to quiet down, finally spooked the neighborhood deer. The mallards, though, were cool with me being there.
Not all is barren in the winter landscape! There are still local flora holding on. Too cool.
Sometimes the deer remember that they know me. I… love… this… place.
To you who have seen that last picture before (love you), and to you who haven’t – happy Christmas!