Our winter wonderland

Monday, 23 November 2020

Happy birthday Uncle Joe!

When I went to bed last night, the snow had already accumulated on the ground, giving the darkness a boost of light. Like a giddy school-aged child I was eager to wake up to a carpet of whiteness, and I wasn’t disappointed!

It was beautiful. It was also very heavy and sticky – great for making forts and snowmen, not so great for shoveling!

I shoveled my way to the bird feeders, cleaned and filled them – much to the birds’ delight. It was day two of this week’s bird count and I was hoping lots of little ones would show up, as they often do when it snows. I wasn’t disappointed! 38 turkeys (the second photo is a turkey in the tree), cardinals, evening grosbeaks, woodpeckers, goldfinch, blue jays, and – not pictured here, nuthatches and juncos. The last photo is of a woodpecker who perched on the feeder, looking upwards for almost ten minutes. Just perched there, not moving. I was concerned and kept an eye on it but it eventually started to eat then flew off.

This makes me happy! Seven goldfinch at the feeder, some perched in our new branches. Photo of the day, 23 Nov 2020 ©WQuinn

One year ago today

I find it funny that I took a selfie this morning in the snow and later, a selfie I took on this day last year popped up on my phone. Thought I’d share. I think cruising agrees with me more than a pandemic does… just saying 😉