I found the strangest thing when I woke up to the fresh snow on New Year’s Eve day.
Just before I took the photo above, I stepped out onto my porch and was surprised to see snow everywhere. The first thing I noticed were small footprints on my porch steps… little four inch long footprints of a tiny shoe, with a heel, and a pointed toe. It almost looked like there was a little bell impression in the snow on the end of that pointed toe!
At first I thought it was one of the neighborhood children but I could see that the snow leading to the gate and on the driveway was untouched. It really did look as if a fairy or elf had landed on my porch… very cute!
And then I saw the little footprints in the snow all around the rosebush next to the porch, as if those little feet had danced around it a few times!
Sometimes it’s just good to remember that the world is really magical, even though we may not notice it most of the time!
Happy New Year!
Postscript: One of my friends thought that perhaps mice had made the prints in the snow, but I’ve never seen mice with such big feet!