Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day!




We finally got some measurable snow at our house! It came down fast and furious for a while there and left a couple of inches of wet heavy snow. The trees are lovely with the snow sticking to the branches.

My husband and I took a hike into our land while it was still snowing heavily. What a beautiful scene...all white, quiet except for the crunch of snow beneath our feet. The daffodils, already up and blooming were covered with snow. We saw a few animal tracks along with a couple of downed trees from the wind a few weeks ago.

Back at the house, the birds were flocking to the feeders. With spring coming closer we are starting to see more varieties of birds. This morning Dark-eyed Junco, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, and Carolina Chickadees were all visiting the feeders along with a Carolina Wren. There are lot of blackbirds around right now moving through. Common Grackles and Brown-headed Cowbirds are all around now as well.

This won't last long with our temperatures rising to the 60's by the end of the week.

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