The eleven inches of fresh falling snow transformed Bena Brook, creating a magical, monochromatic wonderland
From the exquisite sunlight filtering through the canopy
To the delicately wrought arched lairs formed by trees bending under the weight of the snow
I had thought that my snowshoes would be the only red to be seen (snowshoeing is a great way to stay warm in the winter), but five red-headed woodpeckers came crashing through the woods in a very vocal territorial dispute
Both Two Point Dugout Lodge and the Leaf Tipi remained snug, providing dry cozy places to rest out of the wind and drink tea.
To visit Bena Brook, rent snowshoes, or find Two Point Dugout Lodge, visit www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org