We had a rather short, but warm stretch this week with a record breaking day at 60 degrees, but the snow and cold are comfortably ensconced once again. The regular winter inhabitants in these parts of SE Michigan include tufted titmice, juncos, nuthatches, cardinals, hairy, downy, and red-breasted woodpeckers, fox and gray squirrels, and probably rabbits and raccoons, but I haven’t spotted any of those recently. The cold limits the variety, but it’s still there, for those with eyes to see. Have your oaks and beech trees lost their last shreds of leafy dignity? My beech still clings to a few. What’s winter like where you live?