Snow days: a perk of being a teacher for a living.
Today is very snowy, last measurement at @ 10:30 was 7 inches of new snow. I'd guess 4 or so has fallen since then. It's a luxury to just hang out, there's no need to go anywhere. I made chicken dumpling soup, there's plenty of hot chocolate, I've got good music (the Dodos are playing right now), Lost to watch tonight and in the meantime paintings to work on, rather, I mean to play with.
Also there are lots of birds to watch at the feeders:
Female Red Bellied Woodpecker
Female Downy Woodpecker
Just for fun (my own I guess) and whoever might be interested; here is a list of birds seen in my yard for January
downy woodpecker hairy woodpecker red bellied woodpecker pileated woodpecker house sparrow tree sparrow starling house finch gold finch junco red breasted nuthatch white breasted nuthatch blue jay cardinal mourning dove tufted titmouse redshouldered hawk great horned owl carolina wren chickadee crow brown creeper