Good morning everyone! The sun is shining beautifully on the tops of the trees this morning. The birds are busy at the feeders. There is that layer of fresh snow on everything. It looks like such a beautiful morning out there. From inside anyway. However, going outside is a different matter. There is a strong north wind blowing and it is cold out there. My hands got cold even wearing my gloves this morning as I cleaned the snow off the feeders. The birds were waiting impatiently for me to finish so they could start with their breakfast.
The chickadees did not wait, they came to the feeders even while I was sweeping the snow off them. We ended up with between 8 and 9 inches (20 to 22cm) of new snow. That will definitely put an end to my walking for a bit, however, it is too cold for walking to the river anyway. If it wasn’t so windy it would be okay. Although, even though windy, it would be quite sheltered along the path anyway. And at the river it would be mostly sheltered, except for the only place to sit, the wind would get me there. That would make it hard to rest before coming back.
Friday would be a good day, except it is supposed to snow again. So that would not be so good. I hope the man with the snowmobile will go and pack down the snow on the path again this weekend. We are definitely getting more snow this winter than we did last winter, but still not as bad as we get some years. But then, there is still months of winter ahead of us so we could get a lot more snow yet. On one hand, a lot of snow is a good thing, it will help to replenish lake and river levels this year.
So that is definitely good. The river level has dropped by 2 or 3 inches since ice formed along the shores. That ice now sits above the water and is starting to break off. It is so beautiful at the river when the sun is shining. But in winter it is beautiful even when it is cloudy. But it looks so amazingly different and has a completely different look and feel to it. I will share more of my walks to the river another time. Today part 2 of our winter insulator hunt will come out. Thank you all for reading, have a most wonderful Wednesday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (top featured image shows the snow among the trees along the river path)
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