|DARK EYED JUNCO|
The inch of snow on the ground crunched underneath each footstep as Pheebs and I made our way to the Jeep this morning. Roads were a mixture of ice, snowy slush, and road salt. Skies were overcast with a few small patches of blue skies here and there. Temps were hovering around 28F. No snow in the air with brisk winds coming in off the vast open waters of Lake Huron.
|OUR FRONT YARD THIS MORNING|
Goderich's Rotary Cove Road is still closed after last Sunday's storm. I suspect they have a big clean-up going along that road. Waves bashing the shoreline have been huge. Saw a large freighter standing offshore. Couldn't quite figure out if it was coming or going. No smoke coming out of the stack so it may not have been under power.
|NO, THIS WINTER SCENE DID NOT SET OFF ANY CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN MY HEAD|
|A LOT OF ROAD SALT ON THE ROADS|
|I WASN'T SURE IF THIS LARGE FREIGHTER WAS LEAVING OR COMING INTO GODERICH'S HARBOR|
|THIS IS A SECTION OF THE RE-BUILT SHORELINE|
|THIS TUGBOAT (RIGHT) HEADING OUT OF THE HARBOR MAY BE ON ITS WAY TO ASSIST THAT LARGE FREIGHTER BACK-UP INTO THE HARBOR|
Pheebs and I were home shortly after 10 with only one brief cold and windy stop along the way. Wednesday's temps are predicted to be around 50F. We'll see. Skies partially cleared this afternoon and how nice of course to see the Sun again. Our dusting of overnight snow is slowly melting.
|ROADS STILL SLOPPY ON OUR WAY BACK TO BAYFIELD|
|SOME OF THAT ROAD SURFACE IS ICE|
|A HEAVY CLOUD COVER FOR MOST OF THE DAY|
Since our weather has turned snowy cold, our birdfeeders are working overtime and I am kept busy keeping enough seeds in the feeders for the hungry gang of birds we have flocking in. Blue Jays, Cardinals, Juncos, Finches, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, Black Cap Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, and a few other Sparrow like birds I don't recognize.
|RED BELLIED WOODPECKER|
|I KEEP FORGETTING WHAT BIRD THIS IS|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( It’s my wife’s birthday soon and she’s been leaving jewelry catalogs all over the house. She'll be happy to know I got the hint. I got her a magazine rack!