...if you're looking for a view of snow that is!
We were supposed to get about another 6" of snow today.
I think we got more like a foot on top of what we already have (which is a lot!).
A sweet mourning dove on the screen feeder outside the window.
I continuously brushed snow off the feeder all day. One time alone it had about 6" on it.
The little side window of the bay window looks out on the garden gate and arbor, always a favorite place for the birds to hang out as it's in close proximity to the screen feeder. I can't wait to see how the honeysuckle I planted beside the arbor does. I know the clematis will come back strong, as it always does, but hopefully I'll be able to watch hummers at the new vine come May or June!
Mr. Cardinal braved the snow to feed several times today...
... as did Mrs. Cardinal, whose body is twisted here. She did, indeed, have tail feathers!
Almost every time I looked out...
...there was someone waiting to hop on over to the feeder.
I think these little darlings will be even more happy than I will be to see spring.
What a brutal winter it has been for those who live out in the elements.
Lucky for Baby, she is an indoor kitty.
On cold days like this, she loves to lay in front of the living room bay window on top of the apothecary chest. The heating vents are on the floor right by chest so she gets a regular stream of toasty warm air on her furry little feet.
Today's storm lasted from morning to this evening...
... and we're due to get a couple of more inches of snow tomorrow.
This winter is a throwback to the kind of snowstorms we had when I was a kid growing up in New England. I left for a few years in the late 70's, but when I returned to New England in the very early 80's we had tons of snow every winter. (I missed out on the Blizzard of '78, the snowstorm to end all snowstorms!)
Then in the mid 80's and for many years afterwards, we had pretty wimpy winters by New England standards... more fog and rain than snow it seemed. So this year has been more like the winters I remember from years gone by. And while I love the nostalgia of these storms and the memories they bring back, I am soooooo ready for spring!
Stay safe and warm wherever you are!