Good morning everyone and Happy Winter! Actually, winter really began about a week ago when temps stayed below freezing night and day. But some people might not agree with that idea. However, today no one could disagree that winter is here. Just have to look at the pics today. We received nearly 4 and a half inches (11cm) of snow overnight. That means winter to me. I don’t go by the “official” season designations on the calendar, they just don’t apply up here in the north. October 21, winter has arrived. Yes, it does look beautiful at times. From inside. Though many people up this way say they love winter. I have heard a lot of people say that. Right before they begin discussing their plans to head south for the next 5 months. This winter it seems we can expect at least 6 months of winter. Minor detail. We northerners can handle it. Right.
The poor birds out there this morning were not too happy. There are around 100 or more little juncos. They feed on seeds on the ground. The ground is covered with snow. They look like big ants crawling around on the ground desperately looking for food. Good thing I can help them out a bit, but when I toss seeds out for them they just sink in the snow and the birds can’t get them anyway. So I spread seeds on the deck and they come up here.
It is a very busy morning at the feeders, there is easily about 250 birds out there altogether. Hungry birds. Good thing I bought extra bird seed on Monday. I haven’t seen Theodore yet, that’s kind of odd. Jasper was here when it was just starting to get light. His first time with snow. He was having fun though. Running along the branches, knocking snow onto the ground. Then coming down and tunneling through the snow. Just wasn’t enough light for taking pictures right then however. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the snowy pics for today. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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