I Spoke Too Soon Snow Day

Snow Day
Snow Day

I spoke too soon. Last week I was showing off my Spring shoots and flowers. Today I have three inches of snow on the ground, and I am waiting to go to the airport to fly out, with promises of freezing rain later in the day.

I got quite a few photos of the snow falling yesterday. The birds were very active, but my kitties only wanted to stay in, because it was so cold. So, here are a few vistas of white outside my window. As if some of you needed more.

Squirrel And Flicker
Squirrel And Flicker

This one is my favorite. A squirrel has taken over the bird feeder, while a Northern Flicker is waiting on the fence. He soon flew over to the suet feeder. Both were on their respective feeders for quite awhile.

Flicker
Flicker

At the same time, another Flicker was on my front feeder.

Invasion Of The Starlings
Invasion Of The Starlings

Later, Starlings fought over the feeders, squeezing out the other birds. They came anyway.

Ground Feeders
Ground Feeders

They just adjourned to eat the seeds that spilled on the ground. This kept up all day long.

The Lone Towhe
The Lone Towhe

There was a lone Towhe in our Dogwood. His little red breast stood out in the gray and white all around.

And so it went the rest of the day. Little accumulation occurred until the evening, when about three inches of snow fell. I was concerned about prospects for more, because I had to get to the airport this morning. But I was lucky, and there were no problems getting to the airport. I’m also lucky that I leave before freezing rain arrives, and it won’t return until it is all over. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these few photos I have of the snow and the birds.

One Day Later
One Day Later

PS. This is what it looks like today.  Thanks to a photo I received from home.  And an ice storm is moving in this afternoon.  I wonder if I’ll even get home from So Cal.

Snow Mosaic
Snow Mosaic

 

24 Replies to “I Spoke Too Soon Snow Day”

  1. Hello, Yael

    I see you have just a little bit of snow at your home, so not much shoveling would have been needed. What fun to watch the wildlife in your yard enjoying the food you’ve provided. One of the pleasures of this season is seeing animals and colourful birds set off against a background of winter shades.

    Enjoy your trip to California.

    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen,

      It started out with a little, but now has a lot..over 10 inches. Hoping I don’t have problems getting home tomorrow.

      Yael

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    1. Hi Karen,

      Thanks and thanks for stopping by. I’m answering comments sitting in the airport. I guess planes are going to Portland, thank goodness.

      Yael

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  2. You were so lucky you got out just in time. I am going to Florida Friday. A cold front is predicted to come on Wednesday/Thursday. I hope I have your luck!

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    1. Christa,

      Thanks for stopping. I do hope you manage to get to Florida. You are probably getting the front that passed over us last Friday. I return to 12 inches. Have fun.

      Yael

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  3. Glad you got out in time. The snow mostly missed us here on Vancouver Island. I was hoping for a little more. But now it’s beginning to rain. Hope it doesn’t freeze. Have a nice time visiting.

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    1. Lorrie,

      Thanks for coming by. Goodness, I hope you don’t have it freeze either. We will start to get rain late today and the rest of the week. Thank goodness, it is warming, though. So I hope there will be no freezing rain.

      Yael

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  4. I just love to see the birds in the yard. You have many more kinds than I do. We use to have more kinds at our home in Michigan but so far have not had a lot of variety. Hope you have a safe trip! Thanks for visiting my blog! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      Thanks for coming by. I’m back home safe and sound. We had plenty of snow on the ground still nearly 6 inches. Now it is almost all gone because we’ve had nothing but rain since.

      Yael

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  5. Hello Yael – nice to meet you! Those pictures of all the birds are wonderful! Good thing you got out before the freezing rain! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi Vicki,

      Thank you for stopping. Nice to meet you too. We completely dodged the bullet with the freezing rain. Now is just plain rain and most of the snow is melted.

      Yael

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  6. Oh my, all that snow but you sure are in the right place at the moment, smiling here. Your photos are real pretty. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your vacation time.

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    1. Hi Denise,

      Thanks and thanks for stopping by. We are now getting a lot of rain and the snow is almost gone. But I hear that you in Virginia are getting a winter storm that’s going to come through. Hope you all stay safe and warm.

      Yael

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    1. Hi Jeanette,

      Thanks and thanks for coming by. I made it home. Funny thing is, we have lots of rain and warmer temperatures moving in. My snow is almost all gone now.

      Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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    1. Hi Gerald,

      Thanks for coming by. We have had quite a bit of rain this winter too I didn’t past few days the snow turn to rain with warmer temperatures and lots of Highwind. The wind is all gone now thank goodness.

      Yael

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  7. We had a warm snap in January and I started to hear all kinds of singing birds. I kept thinking Man, those birds are going to be disappointed when they realize they are in Maine and it’s only January!

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  8. Enjoy your vacation in sunny CA. Hopefully sunshine will find you at home soon. The snow does make for pretty pictures and the wildlife seem to be enjoying it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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