December 21, 2009

A White Christmas It Is…..

A lot of people dream of them.  Even Bing Crosby.  Me, not so much.  I’ve seen more than my fair share of snow and the novelty wore off decades years ago.  After all I grew up in Canada and only migrated south in midlife.  To New England no less.  Bright move, huh?

So without further ado, for those of you who long for snow at Christmas, this is for you.

Down at the creek.  (I am so grateful for zoom lenses!)
Snowy Trees

This next little guy is one of my favorites.  Talk about troopers.  They don’t even show up until the weather turns cold!   Dark-Eyed Juncos are ground feeders and hop around under the feeders to pick up seeds.  In case you’re interested, you can learn more about Juncos here.
 Snowy Junco

With a friend.
Snowy Birds

Rummaging for seed.
Snowy Junco 2

Busy, busy feeders.
Snowy Trio

My neighbor’s roof!

Snowy Roof

And that was Mother Nature’s gift to us!  Thanks Mom!

P.S.  I double posted this to both blogs.  I figured this had more to do with my outdoor blog and I wanted to keep track of the outdoors in the “off season”.


Lori E said...

I'm west coast Canada and we had such a dump of snow last year it broke records for over a month. This year we are hopefully back to our green, wet Christmas.
My poor mother in law is no longer allowed to feed birds in her complex due to the rats coming for the seeds. She always fed them when she still lived in her own house. So sad, she really misses them.

Maureen said...

I remember that Canada got hit in a big way but I didn't realize that it went to the West Coast. My family in Montreal was bombarded relentlessly. I don't know about this year for us. Already unusually cold and a large amount of early snow.

It is too bad about your MIL. I would be sad too. I am fortunate in that I have a nature center about 2-3 miles from home so at least I could do that if necessary. I love watching them.

Happy Holidays to you and your family Lori.

Tootsie said...

Merry Christmas my friend and a safe and happy new year!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That roof is crazy! We got about 20 inches of snow a few days ago in the blizzard, but it's pretty rare for us to get that much snow at one time. Keep warm!

Jane said...

Good Morning Maureen,
Yes...the snow!! My husband is out shoveling (again). My MIL has a flight back to Ohio this morning at 11:30 and she is so afraid it's going to be cancelled (I think she has had enough of us!)
The birds are wonderful to watch in the winter. My husband loves to feed them and we get quite a variety. The blue jays are very active here and love the peanuts he throws out for them.
Have a wonderful day.

Tootsie said...

I kind of giggle at those who get so excited to see a few flakes...around here we groan and know it is a long haul till it goes away and we see grass again! lol
great post! happy new year!