On Saturday evenings during the summer, I like to sit out on the patio and smoke a cigar and drink a glass of wine (or three). Our house backs up to a forest preserve and it's fun to watch the birds, especially the golden finches and the cardinals, fly between the trees. Occasionally, I'll see a hawk in the taller trees.
Anyway, Friday evening we received 12 inches of snow. My summer refuge doesn't look too inviting right now! This photo was taken around 7:00 AM Saturday.