We actually enjoyed a 10 minute "sunny break" to quote the weather forecast today. There must have been a hole in all those grey clouds overhead and for a brief few minutes we had sun and blue sky.
Didn't have time for more than a backyard picture, but there's that rare January blue sky! The patches in the snow where the snow's been dug away are deer feeding patches.
They come along, usually overnight, and scrape away the snow on this part of our lawn, to get at the clover in the grass. We used a lot of clover in with the grass when we planted this part of the lawn, and they seem to like it.
But this morning one of them was still there feeding at dawn, 20 feet outside out bedroom window!
I managed a couple of snaps before it wandered slowly off, though it's through a window that has a screen in it.
Looks like a pretty well fed deer to me!
And once I went outside an hour later, I found deer tracks all over the driveway. Must have been the usual 5 or 6 of them earlier in the morning.
We'd had a very gentle new snow overnight that left a thin white layer decorating the branches and pine needles.
The clouds stayed grey, and I was out skiing in a snowstorm up near Meaford this afternoon. They have much more snow than we do; bushes and trees all laden with heavy new snow. But then we got one more "sunny break", this time just as I was driving past the bay to pick up my wife after her quilting meeting. And I had a great ski, with more snowy pictures to come sometime!