January 13, 2010
Nora the Schnauzer on a trail with snow figures behind her.
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No live critters show their faces, but snow on young trees leaves figures reminiscent of gnomes, elves, eagles and elephant seals on the trails around Andies Prairie.
Wind whipped across Andies Prairie Sno-Park as I knelt over a snowshoe and tugged the binding strap tight around my boot. A 20 mph gust.It drew tears to my eyes. They ran down my cheeks.