Does it strike anybody else as strange that by the time it gets to feel like “real” winter in Northern Virginia, the days are already getting noticeably longer? I suppose I shouldn’t complain, though, because despite the frigid temperatures and sporadic bouts with snow and the dreaded “wintry mix, the longer days mean that spring can’t be that far off! Of course, we can expect some more cold weather and snow before then so be sure to stay current in your preparations for those possibilities!
Please check out the articles in this issue of Ripples to stay up to date on what’s going on in our community.
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(Thanks to Tom Barry for the photo at the top. The one to the right is from our deck—remember that our birds appreciate all the help they can get during the cold months of the year!)