Inevitably winter begins its march into our lives. For some, think South Dakota-ish, that change can be harsh and dangerous. For us here in the greater DMV, things aren't so hard but seeing the green turn to gray is kind of sad. Or not. I actually enjoy seeing the outlines of the trees, the glimmer of broken ice on ponds, and the lack of snakes and ticks in the woods!!! I found this image just a few days ago during a walkabout in Huntley Meadows park. The recent rains have replenished the water, all the animals are happy and busy as they prepare for winter.