Donnie was a very theatrical squirrel who one could say was both strange and normal, whimsical
and staid. His best friend was Tolson the skunk and together they had many adventures across the
forests and fields. Sometimes the pair would ride down the rivers on a raft made from birch bark,
other days they traversed the corn fields by flying from stalk to stalk. They had many wonderful
times together. Then one day, everything changed.
winter may seem like a colourless season,
but the harshness allows the sparks of colour
to shine all the more brilliantly.
the vivid whiteness of the snow
easily contrasts an array of green:
forest, young trees, moss and lichens.
snow also has varied appearances:
hard-packed in snow sculptures at festivals,
soft and fluffy, tunnelled by animals,
or lined by nordic skiers.