Snow! The cabin looks like a winter wonderland today. I got about 5 inches of new snow atop the 2-3 inches plus ice that I had yesterday. I parked my car down the mountain near a paved and plowed road earlier today so I wouldn't have to worry about getting it out up here. It's a not too far walk away, and perhaps I'll try to get it moved later today. Or perhaps not. I'm enjoying the quiet and watching the multitude of birds gorge at my feeders.
None of the feeder birds are unusual this year. The winter finches haven't come south, and I haven't (yet) seen a snowy owl at the cabin. I keep hoping that perhaps in this year of so many snowy owls, one will somehow find its way to this mountain. It's unlikely, I know, but I can always hope and if any year is likely to bring one here, it will be this year.
My cats are enjoying "bird TV" at my feeders, too. They are poised at the windows watching in rapt attention. Baby Dog is sleeping in between bouts of running madly in the snow. The chickens are, I think, the only naysayers, safely ensconced in their coop, not even deigning to visit the snowy ground. The girls are still on their winter egg break, and I am now down to my last two eggs. Rather than buy eggs at the store, I will do without until the girls decide to start laying again. It can't be soon enough for me.