We just returned from a rather nippy walk to the mailbox. It snowed a couple of days ago and it’s been really cold, so the trees are still flocked with snow. It looks like a post card outside my office window.
On the way back from the mailbox, we saw a snowshoe hare dart across the road. It must be winter because the hares are pure white. They are nearly invisible unless you see them in motion or against a dark background. Camouflage is an amazing thing.
The signs of winter aren’t just visual. Now that the snow is on the ground the birds have left, and all that remains is silence. In the spring and summer, the birds and the squirrels have a lot to say, but during the winter, when I go outside, it’s almost completely silent out there in the forest.
This week I entered events into the “new and improved” Sandpoint.com event database. It’s remarkable how much there is to do in the wintertime around here. And by the way, if you have events you want Sandpoint and the cyberworld to know about, please submit them to us by clicking this link http://www.sandpoint.com
In any case, winter is coming and the forest may be silent, but Sandpoint sure isn’t.