The Barnum and Bailey sign is from a train set and when hooked up correctly, there is a light and it whistles. The picture on the front is paper. The paper drum on the left holds a cake decoration set in the circus theme. The monkey is son number one's tin bank by Chein.
I tucked in a few circus themed Valentine's this year.
Another bank by Chein sits on a chair. The clown party umbrellas in original packaging on the left were a gift from a friend.
This granular pellet type of snow is called graupel. It looks pretty hanging onto a spider web. I would think that the spiders weren't too impressed. While out taking pictures I saw a pilated woodpecker in the front yard too. It didn't seem bothered by the snow.
Every year we get a couple bushels of onions from a farmer to get us through the winter. And, every year, towards the end of our stock and with spring coming on, many take to sprouting. So, this year I am taking those sprouts and rooting them and hopefully, by the end of the summer, I've got some more onions. In two days you can already see the new roots starting.