Winter starts today?

The first day of winter begins tonight at 7:22 EST and we wouldn’t know it! The bottom picture was taken last year this week, the middle picture is this morning. The sheep are baaing for green pastures and we actually have some. I gave them a little paddock that will entertain them for the day. It really is difficult for them to settle down to the winter schedule with temps in the 40’s and 50’s. Usually by now they are content with their limited loafing area, the rest of the fields under a blanket of snow. The top picture is of violets blooming at our front steps yesterday! From hibernating wildlife to song birds to flowers, everything is out of whack, not sure what month we are really in! No white Christmas for us ~ maybe for New Year’s Eve?