I say imaginary because we don't have a real winter in the south. It does get cold and sometimes below freezing at night, but it always warms up during the day and there's food to be had for the squirrels all the time. Yet it is in their DNA I believe and as the days get shorter, they start eating and eating and eating. And making a big mess!
Wishing you a less messy day, but equally filled with little surprises!
I'm off to the art supply and knitting stores, two of my favorite places to visit...