The photo above was taken yesterday,
through the kitchen window.
You can see that the window was nearly covered in snow,
and the view outside is the table on the deck
after an overnight storm.
Today, we are experiencing high winds
and freezing rain,
so here are a few photos from this past week
before the storm.
The treeline along the northern property border
is carpeted with fluttering dried grasses
and the crinkling leaves from last autumn.
The creek along the western edge of the cedar swamp
is a lively stream at this time of year.
The skies have been mostly gray,
but at least once this week,
a bit of sun winked playfully at us as we walked.
Mostly we've just been staying warm and cozy in the house.
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort.