Sunday, January 31, 2010

More snow...

So, what is there to say about more snow? Friday night and Saturday, over 8 inches of snow fell on our property. This morning, the thermometer read 9 degrees. That’s pretty chilly for a Southern California gal! The little birds didn’t mind tip-toeing in the snow and cold on my front steps, though.

The snow dusted the Johnnies on my porch.

I threw out extra bird seed for the birds and they came to my deck by the dozens and dozens! I love watching them. There were Titmice (is that the plural of Titmouse?), Chickadees, Juncos, Purple Finches, Gold Finches, a Towhee, a Bluebird, Cardinals, Sparrows and Blue Jays. Most of them behaved courteously, but the Blue Jays would scare everybody else away.

And sometime the Juncos didn’t want to share their space. But I think everyone got plenty to eat. The "snow cone" has yellow Johnnies and blue Muscari planted in it.

(How many birds can you count? Nope. No prize for the right answer.)

The snow sparkles so beautifully when the sun comes out. I actually captured the glints in this picture. In case you can’t tell, snow has been a rarity in my life.

These Johnnies are a little more exposed than the ones on my porch, but thankfully they weren’t completely buried so I can still enjoy them while I continue to wait for spring.

And wait. And wait. And wait.

Have a beautiful day!


Julie said...

There are 15 birds on the deck, 16 if you count the one that is flying away.

Anonymous said...

Okay, we counted a definite 14, but there seems to a be a blur near the patio door. Is that a hummingbird, making it 15?