(Updated Nov. 17)  Presto!  Winter is upon us!  In an instant, our golden fall was transformed into a snowy wonderland!  This is a wonderful time to get outdoors for a rigorous walk. Or retreat to the Arboretum Restaurant where you can savor winterscapes through expansive windows while enjoying a comforting bowl of soup or cup of hot chocolate.  Arboretum  visitors are enjoying the newly opened vistas and the interesting sculptural effect of snow blanketing on our gardens, trees and shrubs.  It's a bit early now, but check back soon for information on the status of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.  We need more snow for proper trail preparation.  Thanks for your patience!