These late winter months are the toughest, aren't they? We've had our fair share of snow, which I do love, but it has thawed and frozen several times over to make thick icy coatings over trails and sidewalks. I find that I rely heavily on 3 things to get me through this time: our wood burning stove, good tea, and the awareness of daylight stretching later in to the day.
Some weeks ago I watched this incredible Nature documentary about a Korean photographer that braved an extreme climate and isolation to observe and film Siberian Tigers. The Siberian wilderness is an austere, sparsely populated habitat. Aside from the mysterious, and majestic tigers, I was a bit smitten with the Siberian squirrels; those ear tufts! I am sure the squirrels have it as tough as every other creature that inhabits that cold landscape. Being squirrels, though, they had that little mischievous glint in their eyes.