Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Snow Day























I was able to stay home and inside during the snowstorm on Monday; happy with a little knitting and a delicious read: Winter World, a collection of essays on the ways animals survive the winter, by Bernd Heinrich. Amazing stories and lovely illustrations by the author, a man passionate about his subject. I was able to tromp through the wintry woods, without leaving the woodstove! And today, when I did snowshoe around the woods and field, to take pictures, I was alert, spotting den entrances here and there, thinking about torpor vs. shivering to stay warm, and listening for chickadees.

6 comments:

Gudrun Johnston said...

Well that all just sounds so lovely!

Gina said...

I didn't realize that there was such a thing as a "snow day" in Maine. I just assumed you all slogged through it, regardless. Perhaps I should relocate!

You're photo collages (is that what they're called?) are lovely!

Petula Darling said...

I usually spend my winters in a state of torpor, but it does little to keep me warm. I must be doing it wrong.

Amber said...

Your day sounded wonderful. I have that book on my list to read and I've ordered it from the library. It sounds very interesting.

Keep warm!
Amber

magnusmog said...

Lovely chilly pictures - good to know that you were cosy inside :)

MyssPathologicalFruit said...

Great pictures. And that book sounds great! Poor animals! I love animals!