After over three years of occasional flurries and short snow burst, nature finally came through with the ideal snowfall. From noon until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, with temperatures around 22 degrees, small crystals blanketed Otter Creek Valley. Above is a view of Otter Creek behind my house.
At sunrise, the woods were magical, even with only two inches on the ground.
This Holly bough had just the right amount of snow to still be identifiable.
The woods are filled with critter tracks. This gully has two dens at the bottom for either ground hogs or foxes. Rabbit, coyote, and deer tracks are everywhere.
In warmer weather, I like to sit in this chair and watch the sunset over the pond.
Hemlock House was especially serene at sunrise. Who would have thought that only two inches of snow could be so beautiful?
Buddy surveys the icy road ahead as the sun tries to peek through.
Buddy walked onto the ice on Otter Pond, but this is as far as he went.
This morning, the temperature was 2 degrees, a record low for this valley. The snow on the deck at sunrise was exactly as it was on Tuesday evening.