I had a feeling we would wake up to a white landscape this morning and that feeling bore true. In fact, snow fell right on through most of the day.
| QUITE AN OVERNIGHT TRANSFORMATION IN OUR FRONT YARD|
Before hitting the road, Pheebs and I took a slow drive around a few streets in our Park to see if we could find a few winterscape photos.
| NOT THE BEST BIRD PHOTOS BUT I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH LIGHT TO WORK WITH EARLIER THIS MORNING|
Heading out of the Park it was snowing heavily for a short time as we headed east down Bayfield River Road. Not many tire tracks in the snow but of course, Sunday is always a quiet day out and about on our area roads. We didn't go too far this morning before turning around and heading home again. It was time to fire up my snow shovel.
| A SHORT DRIVE AROUND OUR PARK ON A SNOWY MORNING|
| HEADING OUT OF THE PARK|
| SNOW SQUALLS COMING IN OFF THE LAKE AS WE HEAD EAST|
| A SPLASH OF COLOR ON A DULL-LOOKING MORNING|
With only an inch or two of wet snow on the ground, it didn't take me long to do a little shoveling. It was kind of a practice run for what is to come over the next four months or so.
| THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW CARS OUT BUT NOT A LOT|
| HEADING BACK HOME|
| THIS MAPLE TREE STILL TENACIOUSLY CLINGS TO ITS LEAVES|
The bird feeders have been working overtime as Cardinals, Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, Black Cap Chickadees, and Juncos dominate the feeders in our snowy front yard. Also dominating are the black squirrels which I am currently engaged with in a running battle. One in particular absolutely flings himself off a nearby tall cedar tree and sky-dives itself right down onto the top of the bird station. I've put up various defenses but he has knocked them all down. The basic problem has now reached a stage that may be unsolvable. A nearby cedar tree has grown to a point where its branches extend outward towards the flat platformed bird feeding station. The branch the Squirrel is flinging itself from is too high for me to reach with a ladder to cut the branch back. So, I am finally all out of defenses. Once a squirrel gains access to a feeder there is no point in putting any more birdseed in it or on it:((
| WE ARE BACK IN OUR FOREST|
|THESE GUYS ARE DRIVING ME NUTS AGAIN!!|
| DID YOU SEE THE LITTLE YELLOW PORCELAIN BIRD PEEKING AT YOU?|
Today I finished the second book of Lucy Maude Montgomery's Anne Of Green Gables. I liked 'Anne Of Avonlea' every bit as much as the first book and am now onto book three entitled, 'Anne Of The Island'. Here are the eight books in the collection with the ages of Anne each book covers.
| US GUYS:))|
- Anne of Green Gables: Anne ages 11-16.
- Anne of Avonlea: Anne ages 16-18.
- Anne of the Island: Anne ages 18-22.
- Anne of Windy Poplars: Anne ages 22-25
- Anne's House of Dreams: Anne ages 25-27.
- Anne of Ingleside: Anne ages 34-40.
- Rainbow Valley: Anne age 41.
- Rilla of Ingleside: Anne age 49-53.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A father spoke to his son, "It's time we had a little talk, my son. Soon, you will have urges and feelings you've never had before. Your heart will pound & your hands will sweat. You'll be preoccupied and won't be able to think of anything else." He added, "But don't worry, it's perfectly normal... it's called golf."
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing...If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!
Snow here too today. But you have a lot better and more pictures.ReplyDelete
Well, the snow is pretty to look at but I don't miss it at all....from Minnesota. Now live in Arizona and I'm cold at 61 degrees! Don't miss the shoveling and mowing.ReplyDelete
Enjoy all your pictures!
And winterscapes you found! Lovely. But then, I don't have to face 3-4 months more of them. Still, a long time ago I lived where the snow fell a bit in November and didn't melt til late March. I was young and loved it and it was so different from where I'd grown up! Looks like a soft wet snow. So nice to see on the trees.ReplyDelete
I totally get the gloomy day statement, even though the snow is white it is still gloomy. It is truly beautiful if you are eagerly anticipating it, delighted by its arrival and scratching an itch similar to hitch itch but with a sled or ski’s or looking at it in photos from somewhere else, then yes it truly is amazing. Alas the older we get the less that seems to appeal to us. Hopefully the winter is mild and short lived.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos of your snowy winter wonderland. My shovel stands at the ready near the front door. Nice to see Miss PheebsReplyDelete
We've used carpet tacking strips successfully to ward off the squirrels and their jumping on top of the feeders. They have upward sharp projections. Love your photos even though you're not fond of snow.ReplyDelete
Beautiful to look at. Such a wonderland with only a couple inches. Unfortunately, most of our birdseed and peanut eaters are sparrows (lots of them), crows, Blue Jays, squirrels, Cardinals, and an occasional possum.ReplyDelete