I found the strangest thing when I woke up to the fresh snow on New Year’s Eve day, Jan 1, 2019.

Just before I took the photo above, I stepped out onto my porch and was surprised to see snow everywhere. The first thingĀ 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!

Original mouse painting by Agata Dudek. I added the white rose!

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!

The snowstorm of December 31, 2014 – Verde, Valley, Northern Arizona

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