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By Marcia Bonta

I

WALKED to Far Field at dawn over
a layer of icy snow last Nov. 15. It
was 26 degrees, and all was silent,
except for the constant swish of the falling freezing snow.
After reaching home, a true midwinter snowstorm arrived. Songbirds and
gray squirrels flocked at our back porch,
where I had spread birdseed beneath two
hanging feeders. By evening, we had
7 inches of snow, and by morning, it

measured 11½ inches in the yard.
By far, it was the earliest, deepest
snow we ever experienced in our 47
years on the mountain.
It was a slow slog up to Alan's Bench,
but I pushed on, one foot after another.
I noticed vole tracks on the field trail
and porcupine tracks in and out of the
3-acre deer exclosure.
Then a set of deer tracks, instead
of crossing the trail, led straight to my
destination. It was the first time I could
remember a deer breaking trail for me,
instead of my tracks providing deer a
trail.
Still, it took me an hour to make the
near half-mile uphill trek. I reached
the bench just as a patch of blue sky
opened wide enough to illuminate the
snow-laden Norway spruces, and I was
greeted by dark-eyed juncos.
Despite the mostly gray skies and
heavy wind, the bench provided an
excellent view of mountains and farm
valleys as distant as 30 miles. Best of all
were the oak leaves that cascaded down
and decorated the snow, creating what
looked like an exotic rug.
The next day it was 2 degrees above
freezing and still overcast.

November Snow
The unexpected early snowfall was naughty but nice.
NOVEMBER 2019

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