A break in the wet windy weather persuaded me to rake leaves and trim back the roses by the front door.
Even though it is winter, there are jobs to be done outdoors. Walnuts to be gathered so no ankles are turned, bulbs to plant, weeds to pull, some pruning to be done, and birdbaths and feeders to be tended.
Beautiful surprises are to be found every day. Yesterday I had a chickadee at a feeder and I noticed a good quantity of red berries on a shrub just waiting to be plundered by my feathered friends.