A blanket of snow

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Much to my delight, snow fell last night and covered the muddy trails in the park. Winter without snow can be pretty dull and tiresome, in my opinion. The unremitting brown-and-greyness of it wears on me after a while…a pretty short while to tell the truth. I think my feelings stem from our location on the south shore of Lake Erie. We don’t get many sunny days from November to May, and a nice snowfall puts a whole new face on things and consequently lifts my spirits.

The bird you can see on the fence post is a red-bellied woodpecker. When I spotted it, my camera was wearing its 35mm lens. Opening my bag, I grabbed out the 70-300mm zoom, clicked it into place, looked up and the WP was gone! Darn uncooperative bird! It would have looked so good against the snow too. Instead I will offer you two shots of the downy woodpecker who agreed to substitute for his red-bellied relative.
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That’s it for today. I’m ready for some relaxation. See you soon.

P.S. If you want to see a few more pictures from today’s photowalk, they start here.
Carolyn aka Skip

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