Around 9 o'clock yesterday morning we went out for the first walk of the day. The snow plow was working hard at the junction of the two county roads that bound my property. The dogs checked under the west feeder for The Dread Red (the family of red squirrels that plague them constantly).
It was cold - and it had snowed on top of the mushy icy stuff from the day before. The pathways were slick underfoot with the six inches of fluffy stuff, but it was beautiful.
The sound of bird wings - that flit-flutter-flutter-flit - and bird song as they chatted among themselves after the plow went back up past the church where I live, were the only sounds to be heard for several minutes.
I inspected all the spots the dogs had investigated, brought in some wood for the fire and checked out the surrounding countryside.
A truly beautiful winter morning, one to savour and remember over a steaming cup of coffee when I returned from my amble around the pasture.
My wish for you is that your mornings are truly beautiful and memorable as well.