Snowy day

All week, we have had flurries on and off. It is starting to build up. The deer are getting hungry, so hungry that even loud machinery doesn't scare them off from their foraging for flowering crab berries in the snow. When this one finally bolted for the woods, the snow all fell off. He went twenty feet, then turned around and came back to the food.

I always love a cottonwood in the middle of a field. The woods in the background is my former farmstead before I moved into the new house. The cottonwood grows precisely on top of the property line between two farm fields. So, it has survived because nobody wanted to take responsibility for taking it down.