Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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.