We are so happy that it’s warming up – was almost 20 degrees today! Actually when there is no wind as it was today it’s actually nice to be outdoors. The snow is just gorgeous. With some warm winter wear it’s great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing and just walking through the village. The river’s opened up but still there’s a lot of ice and it’s just beautiful. This view is from the River Room. Helen’s Room, upstairs, also has this view of the Crystal – a real treasure!

Gazebo Under Snow River Open

With a lot of snow we’re seeing many birds at the feeder. Today we saw a pileated woodpecker and I can tell you they’re surprisingly large – stands nearly a foot tall – get that on the little suet block and it’s something to behold!