Friday, January 18, 2008


I had a little bit of snow last night, about three inches. That's enough to be pretty and bring the birds to my feeders, but not enough to shovel. This morning the weather is clearing, and my feeders are filled with birds. Juncos sit all around the feeders, looking like plump little snowballs on the snow-covered branches. At a distance, they blend in so well that they are difficult to see on a snowy branch.
The cats are ecstatic, and now that the birds have eaten, they are teasing the cats even more. One of the blue jays lands on the sill of the large window in the living area and peers inside at a cat. Another scolds the cat in the upstairs window and watches while the cat runs its feet over the glass in frustration.

Dog and Baby Dog greeted the snow with even more enthusiasm than usual. Dog came inside looking like a glazed doughnut, frosted all over with snow. Baby Dog just runs. She runs back and forth and seems to enjoy herself all the more when she slips and falls headfirst. So it's been that kind of morning.

Now the sun is getting higher and the clouds are clearing. It should be a pretty day, our little gift from Grandmother Nature before the weather turns very cold and windy later tonight. I'm going to go outside and enjoy it!


Kat said...

Congratulations on your light snow. Enjoy!

ChicagoLady said...

I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow on the ground, just enough to bring the birds back to my feeder. As I was leaving for work, I had a daddy cardinal at the feeder, at least two juncos underneath it, and a mourning dove sitting on the balcony railing.