Today is the Winter Equinox (the longest night of the year) and the first day of winter, how perfect to have snow today!
We knew there was a storm headed toward the mountains, but we weren't sure whether or not we would be the recipients of anything but wind. To our great surprise and delight, when we woke up this morning, snow surrounded us. Not a lot, but enough to make the ground white...just beautiful! And it snowed all morning, sometimes flurries, sometimes more, and it stayed 22 degrees. The wind blew hard, blustering the snow on the trees and roof about. Made for one of those cozy mornings with the wood burning stove blazing (I did venture outside to take this photo, you can see the snow falling), coffee in hand.
Each morning, I put birdseed into all the feeders distributed in the front yard and around the cabin porch and deck. This morning, my efforts were limited to the two feeders we have hanging from the porch roof. I couldn't make it any farther than that, too darn cold and windy! Of course, the benefit was that now all the birds would be coming to this particular spot, and I/we could watch them from inside the house:) I am so glad I did! The birds were swarming the feeders, in fact, I refilled them 5 times during the day! They brought us a great deal of enjoyment, watching them as it snowed.
After the snow stopped, and it warmed up (got up to 26!) we took a walk to the garden...looks so pretty covered in snow!
It's been a great snowy day, we've enjoyed it tremendously. You know my motto, Let It Snow!
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
How wonderful! I'm so jealous; I love the snow. We're expecting high 20's here in the NW florida panhandle tonight. It's already 36!
Boy, you two are lucky...snow and you survived 12/21/12..."the end of the world". We survived too, and without the snow...it was 78 degrees yesterday. Love it. Hugs!
I hope you had your woolies ready Mamabug!
Dad, you know what Donna Summer (and Donald) would say..."I will survive!" Hugs back!
Purple, lucky you! He's gorgeous.
Thanks for confirming that NCMountainwoman! I did think he was a purple finch, as the female's markings were pretty telling:) But now I know for sure:)
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