A dull-colored, dark-eyed junco blends nicely with it's snowy surroundings this week in my hometown of Lebanon, Ill. This latest snowfall was definitely gorgeous, and the white stuff probably will be staying around here for quite awhile longer with our cold temperatures. The high today will be about 10 degrees. The juncos don't seem to mind, though. Dark-eyed juncos normally frequent the mountains out West and Canada and then visit us in the wintertime. They keep us amused through the cold months, and they're not really dull in their colors; they wear them beautifully.
T.E. Griggs is a writer, editor and photographer and a retired U.S. Marine.