* * * the cooney bears * * *
The barred owl sat cozily sandwiched between a lacy curtain of white. From high above the treetops, fluffy flakes of snow drifted down to earth. Chickadees round as balls, dotted the landscape, while black-coated raccoons kept each other company. A light breeze tickled their ears. . . .the forest was at peace.
Grin and bear it: to work through something challenging in good humor!