I know for sure that these are my woods … though not today’s scene.
Maybe as they will be in tomorrow’s forecast snow storm??
Living on a hill in the woods is mostly fun. There’s a creek hidden at the bottom of this ridge, behind the snowy rhododendrons. It’s a metro thoroughfare for coyotes, urban deer, raccoons, and the occasional fox. Tall trees are home to “my” hawk, Harriet and “my” owl, Hortensia. The understory hides bunnies and a gazillion chipmunks. (Chickmonkeys, as my Brazilian housekeeper used to say!)
When it snows here in the woods, the ground beneath the trees becomes like a blank white page. Watching from the windows of my solarium, high upon the hillside, I can see a story being written on the page — by animal feet! Foraging, playing and chasing, and the occasional conquest.