Last night we had a moderate fall of snow and awoke this morning to a decent layer of cold, white powder over everything and temperatures a moderate -13degC.  A quick breakfast and then snowshoes into the back of the car and away to the arboretum for a long, long walk under the forest cover.

Absolutely glorious, with bright blue sky and sunshine slanting through the trees – we pretty much had the trail to ourselves.  There was powder snow on all the branches and every breeze shook small avalanche while the air was full of blowing “sparkles” making everything shiny and new.  Even an owl flying through the forest … pretty sure it was a Barred Owl.

Pictures, of course – just click on any of these to see an enlarged version … but first a short video: