Nov 16 2007
For a variety of reasons I had planned to drive to work today, but when I looked out the window and saw it snowing I changed my mind and walked to work.
I love snow and this first snowfall was perfect. In the windbreaks big, fat snowflakes landed on my eyelashes. It was too warm to accumulate, so the ground wasn’t slippery. As you can see from the picture I took with my cellphone, the snow barely stuck to the leaves of this euonymous bush.
I didn’t see many birds: a flock of crows from the East End roost, a few robins in scattered groups, three cedar waxwings, some starlings. The birds live outdoors in the cold all day so they weren’t wasting any energy getting excited about the First Snow.