This is a photograph - taken January 1, 2004 - of the cabin where I lived in Wild Basin.
Melody is standing in the snow in front of the cabin.
I have since moved to another location two miles away.
We finally received, what I consider, our first really decent snowfall this winter. Although, I have yet to venture outside, it's up to Diana's stomach when she went out a little before 5 a.m. this morning.
I frequently tramped eight or ten miles
through the deepest snow to keep an appointment
with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch,
or an old acquaintance among the pines.
- Henry David Thoreau