Winter can be a stressful time of year. Holiday plans keep you busy. Crowds at the mall work your last nerve. Cold weather, snow and slush can make it difficult to get around. And, it's hard to catch up with your Russian sweetie, since she can be extra busy with holiday obligations of her own.
But, sometimes you need to sit back and remember that cold weather can bring fun times, too.
Last winter, a Russian family caught an unusual scene outside their window: a crow had found a jar lid, and was using it to slide down the roof.
Many birds have been observed using and even improvising tools. While they usually do this to get food, it appears that they will use tools for play, as well. Take a note from this winter crow, and make sure you spend a little time relaxing, enjoying the season's weather, and having fun for the holidays.