We’ve had so little snow over the past few years that I feared it wasn’t going to return. But, alas, the past few days have made up for it.
Here’s what I woke up to. The photos were taken through an old window so they’re not as crisp as I’d like. But it’s the only way to get the birds in the photos. When I go out to fill the bird feeders, they all scram.
If you want to see how it looks in the summer, there’s some pictures here.
Did you notice all the birds in the tree? Most of them are mourning doves. That black ball hanging from a branch is a squirrel eating the peanut butter suet.
The doves puff up to twice their size to keep warm. If they see me at the window, they keep one eye open. These birds are ground feeders, so I clear a patch of snow and put seed down for them. All the birds (and lots of other critters) drink from the ponds and rely on it, especially during the winter. The water doesn’t freeze because the pumps are running and I have floating heaters/de-icers in them.
This guy looks heavier than the branch!
And that’s me after shovelling the snow. Not that you can tell because the wind put half of it back as I was working.
I love snow. If I don’t have to drive anywhere and the house is snug and warm, I’m all about it. It’s beautiful and better for the garden.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛