Wednesday, March 06, 2013

All I got for winter...

...was one little snowstorm.  And even this one might be over, though it doesn't look that way on radar. 

When I went outside the cabin to shovel and take these photos, a turkey vulture glided high overhead, and a killdeer screeched from nearby.  Neither of those two birds are known for liking snow.  They must think the storm is over.  And given that this is March already, it is becoming more unlikely that I will see another plowable snow this season.

The birds are happily emptying my feeders.  Two carolina wrens, two white-breasted nuthatch, a blue jay, three titmice, three chickadees, two downy woodpeckers, a red-bellied woodpecker and an ever-changing assortment of juncos are all acting as though the food is free.  Well, to them it is. 

The snow is heavy and wet, a real snowman-making kind of snow.  For some reason I was expecting powder, not this heavy stuff.  That really slows down the shoveling. I'm taking a lot of breaks.


Woodswalker said...

I think you got more snow this winter down there in Pennsylvania than we did up here in northern NY. By the way, I have been enjoying your beautiful photos enormously, even if I don't stop to comment each time. Thanks for keeping up this blog, which chronicles the year so wonderfully.

Carolyn H said...

Woodswalker: And I think folks to the south of me, in MD and VA got more snow than either of us. A weird kind of winter, more of a winter than I had last year, but not by much. THanks taking the time to visit.