Solitude For Saturday.

Hello everyone on this Easter weekend! I will admit, I certainly never expected to see this much snow on an Easter weekend in any year. Yet, here it is. The sun is shining brilliantly today and reflecting off that new fallen snow making it rather hard to look in certain directions without some dark glasses to prevent that snow glare, which can actually be very dangerous for a person’s eyes.

A beautiful female redpoll chewing on a sunflower seed.

But it does look so much nicer with the sun shining. However, it is rather cold again. Our high yesterday was 20F (-7C), and this morning it was 12F (-11C). Amazing cool for this time of year, even for us. Our normal high for this time of year is 46F (8C). This snow is not going to melt fast, and more is coming tomorrow night, about 2 inches (5cm). But I am getting some nice pictures of the birds around here right now.

A junco sitting on the edge of the feeder while it is snowing.

And there is birds. A lot of them. I have tried counting, but that is useless. I would say that redpolls now number 250 to 300, juncos are next with around 60 or 70, evening grosbeaks are at 45. Other birds are in fewer numbers, but still add to the overall total which could be around 400 or more now. I have never had so many birds coming to my feeders.

A male hairy woodpecker happy with getting a piece of suet.

I have had to add places to put seeds out, just on the snow that has been packed down hard so the seeds do not sink out of sight. Then I just stand there and take pictures. The birds are all around me. While out there this morning several birds tried to land on me, but my jacket is too slippery to hold onto. So I was taking pictures and felt something go on my foot.

A female hairy woodpecker.

I looked down and there was Jasper sitting on my foot eating a peanut. I talked to him, he looked up and chipped a bit. So I tried to slowly move my camera down, but I guess he does not like the camera so he went and hid. But he came back out later and I got some pics of him sitting on the step beside me. All of this is solitude. No one is afraid of me. That is solitude.

A little red-breasted nuthatch on the suet feeder.

Winter continues. Hopefully by May we might get some actual spring. Actually I am hoping that we just kind of move right into summer. Oh well, what happens happens, it is a beautiful sunshiny day, and that is solitude also. I hope you enjoy the pictures which are from yesterday. I have some nice pics from this morning that I will share tomorrow. Have a wonderful Easter everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

20 Comments on “Solitude For Saturday.

  1. Here in the Far North we have 2 seasons, winter and summer. The daylight is rapidly increasing and we will have the midnight sun in about a month but it is definitely cool. We have an anticipated high of 33 F (0.5 C) and a low of 8 F (-13 C) with winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour. BRRR! The piles of snow are quite high. No new snow today but we have had plenty of recent snow days. Trusting for a slow melt of the snow so everything does not flood. Steve, I understand your pain of more snow and a long winter. Happy Resurrection Day! Jesus is alive!!! Blessings of warmer temperatures!

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      • Yes, it is amazing how much variation in weather there is. Snow is beautiful but it has been on the ground since September and there is an anticipation of warmer weather. Blessings!

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    • Hmm, your forecast is exactly what ours is for tonight and tomorrow, with more snow arriving tomorrow night and maybe Tuesday night as well. Then it starts to warm up a bit, though still below normal. But our winters are getting longer all the time, we might soon catch up to you! This snow has certainly caused pain alright, I slipped and fell in it which has caused terrible pain since Thursday. Winter is not friendly with me. Yes, Happy Resurrection Day! Hope you have a wonderful day!😊😺🌞🌷

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  2. So stunning photography of beautiful birds this special day πŸŒ·πŸ™β™₯️Easter greetings from me and
    my grandchildren to you and Cute Muffin , Big hugs from them to Uncle and dear Muffin πŸ₯°πŸˆwe went
    Cousin home lunch special and came back πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹ tomorrow want to go colleges and working,
    So they went back home 🏑 Still mist falling heavy , very careful your health and stay at home πŸ™β™₯️

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    • Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and so happy for the hugs! Yes, I am staying home right now, it is the safest thing to do. More snow coming for us tonight,❄️❄️ already the clouds have come in and it is still cold. But warmer weather will come! Have a wonderful week!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒžπŸŒ·πŸ•ŠοΈβ€οΈ

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      • So nice to read this lovely message comment πŸŒ·πŸ™β™₯️🐣
        You and Muffin enjoying Easter and lots of Best Wishes πŸ‘

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