It's been raining and snowing, and raining, and snowing for several days now, with temperatures hovering around the high 30's. The slush is accumulating, and the creeks are all rising. With no where to go fast, the streets have become ankle deep is slush, with deeper pools in the usuals spots down by the end of the lake. Even in mid-afternoon, these color photographs reflect the monochromatic nature of the experience. The bird feeder has been swarmed with chickadees, scrub jays, and red breasted nut hatchers. The determined squirrel continues to puzzle out ways to get more seed than what falls on the ground, but so far he is still baffled.