Woke up to this today. A lot of snow fell last evening. It is puffy and powdery. If the wind comes up, it will blow around.

Last night, I attended a dinner for the board of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation in Bagley. The roads over weren't bad, but on the way home, it was downright nasty.

So, since we have snow, now I hope we get nine feet of it so that when it melts next March and April the runoff will fill my swamp so the swans can nest again. That is asking a bit much. I think the swamp covers about eight acres. In places, it will be three feet deep when full. At most 30 acres drain into the swamp, so may take years for the swamp to return to its former level.