October 11, 2017
The first snow is a soft reminder that winter is coming. After a string of sunny, crisp days, it soothes the grassland in moisture, coaxing the plants into their final burst of growth. The grazing animals will find their last treat of the season and the berry seeds will be a source of energy for migratory birds on their upcoming journey to south. Autumn snow is forgiving and short lasting, and the sun that follows will make it disappear in less than a day, giving way to many sunny days to come.