Good morning everyone! Yesterday we enjoyed a fair bit of sunshine, though it was still chilly. Today we are back to clouds and we’re expecting a little more snow as well. Nothing serious though, and the temp is going to drop again tonight. It’s winter. But not much snow yet, only about 3 inches (7.5cm) on the ground right now. A little unusual but it happens sometimes. We have had years with very little snow until after Christmas. Then it snows and snows and doesn’t like to stop! Every winter is a little different it seems. Sometimes just small differences, other times bigger differences. Some winters can be very mild and others incredibly cold. Some winters have very little snow, others can give us more than 7 feet (2.2 meters) of snow.
Speaking of birds. It seems the rock doves have definitely won this time. No evening grosbeaks showed up yesterday, one male pine grosbeak showed up and was immediately chased away by the rock doves. He never came back. Six of the 15 redpolls also showed up 3 times and each time were chased away by the rock doves. They also never came back after the third time. And I spent way too much time chasing the rock doves. Sigh. I think they were getting lessons from the crows during the summer. I have never had so much trouble feeding birds. Oh well, new problems, new challenges and hopefully, new solutions. Though it’s likely too late to get the grosbeaks back now, but perhaps there are more in the area that are still looking for a nice place to eat for the winter. I hope so.
Meanwhile, let’s enjoy some nice bright and cheery flowers today. To start things off, a nice pink rose as our featured image. And then we have two different colors of Iceland poppies. I hope you all have a very wonderful Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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