I forgot to take my first-of-month photo on December 1, so these were taken on December 2 to complete my year-long project of chronicling the state of my yard every month in 2011.Winter has been slow to start this year. We had a snowfall on November 30, which was still on the ground two days later when I took these photos, but it melted shortly thereafter, and the flurries we've had here and there since then haven't stuck. It keeps raining!
It's been nice not to have to bundle up, but I am not fooled. I know we will eventually get slammed, and my fear is that winter will hold us in it's grip until the end of April, like it did last year.
Christmas Bear on the front porch. I bought him when my children were very young. He lights up and changes color at night.