Instead of a big snow there was a heavy frost that coated absolutely everything in a thick layer of sparkle. I think I may have actually preferred it to the messy snow. There was no shoveling to be done and everything still glittered.
This tree in the front yard used to be about 6 feet tall and looked like the Charlie Brown tree the year my mom first decorated it. It's grown significantly.
Stella, my sweet deer friend, was back with some friends. She is the sweetest of the bunch. The presence of deer is a lot more charming after moving to the city. Deer>cockroaches.
The following 2 pictures are father and son.