a dusting before the nor’easter

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the sun looked like it was going to break through the clouds at any point during my early morning hike. nevertheless, i only saw hints of the sun’s glow through the freshly dusted forest. i’m glad i went early because by afternoon the light snow had for the most part all blown or melted away. the ice on the frozen pond creaked and groaned as i walked the trail. a pileated woodpecker paid me a visit – or rather i noticed him right off the trail and gasped, “oh!”, quickly prompting the bird to fly far away from me. later, however, i came upon a dead tree trunk that appeared to have been recently visited and ravaged by (maybe) the same woodpecker. i’m ready and excited for a big snowstorm this weekend, but i admit it will make these casual hikes a little bit more difficult. i guess i need to find me some snowshoes!

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