Author: Mia, Great River School
Location: Under three birch trees, back yard, Como area.
Weather: 28 degrees F, light wind.
There is a light covering of snow over the ground, less than an inch. The birch trees are finally completely barren of leaves. The grass is crucnhy, yet obviously green under the snow. There are several fat grey squirrels in the trees above. Beyond the shadow cast by the birches, the snow has begun to melt beneath the sun's rays.