Our last snow was 1" two months ago, but the last three days saw around 10" of snow (drifts of 3' as seen below), and dozens upon dozens of Hitchcock-numbering birds. The birds apparently enjoy using the snowfall and cloud cover to mask their movements from predators. I guess. Don't really know. I want Irish coffee. Anyone else? Shoveling off the driveway was terrible, but I'm so thankful I had wife-ish help. -15 windchill felt more like -10.
Now, look at these red red red hot hot hot get them while they are here here here pics of cardinals CarDInaLS CARDINALS. And snoW snOW SNOW. Stop me stop me stop me.
That's a mouthful he's trying to leave with. Preposition and all.
Soooo happy with this cool feeder made by an artist. The birds climb all over it. As do the #%$&! squirrels.
Only a sampling of the many bird species at the two feeders.
I love how the bud tips of this serviceberry are highlighted by the cardinal's plummage. Really cool. Click to expand image.
How many cards do you see? Later on in the afternoon I counted 9, so one was hiding since I always see them in mating pairs. Free copy of my poetry chapbook if you get the right number. Not really.
The front sidewalk has a preliminary 2 foot drift, and then the monster behind is 3 feet or more, covering most of the 'Arctic Fire' dogwoods I've been longing to see against the snow (not in the snow!).
Look at the cool stratification of snow, and the green butterfly bush leaf caught against the glass.
What is this a head of? Shrunken monkey? Puppy? My neighbor's yippy puppy, frozen with liquid nitrogen?
I think the rabbit is now sleeping under here, as its 'October Skies' aster is completely covered.
See that plant label out there by the sumac? It was over a foot off the ground two days ago.
And then some geese came. Perfect.