There was a light dusting of snow here before midnight. By the time dawn arrived the skies had cleared and it made for a very pleasant walk of almost five miles for the resident canine and me. We encountered two deer drinking from Clear Creek (pictured here). We saw no other people or dogs but we did see something unusual.
We saw several Eastern Bluebirds, a bird rarely seen in this area in winter. They are usually seen south of the Ohio River in the winter. I was surprised and skeptical but an internet search revealed that several other people had seen the birds in this area. Perhaps an early spring is in store.