Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow!


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.

8 comments:

Countryside Tales said...

Snow! How glorious! I would be over the moon if I saw a Snowy Owl and really hope you get one. Our girls have all stopped laying too- first time in five years. I have to buy in for baking, but they aren't nearly as good.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Lucky you! All that beautiful snow! Up here in northern NY we are still waiting for it. Sounds so cozy around your cabin, with all your critters snug and warm and content.

Cathy said...

You got little more than I got. However, this weekend is looking like it will be a nice snowy weekend.

Sharkbytes said...

Beautiful picture. We have a long driveway too and occasionally have to park at the bottom and walk up, but not much since I got the "big" snowblower. Which reminds me I have to get the gas it likes.

Carolyn H said...

Cathy: Apparently the further north you went, the less snow you got this time around.

Carolyn H said...

Joan: i don't have a snowblower--spent time yesterday shoveling the long driveway. Wish I had storage for at least a small snowblower--maybe one of these years.

Carolyn H said...

Jackie: I guess you are too far to get any of that lake effect snow. I'm surprised you haven't had any snow yet. Yours can't be far off.

Carolyn H said...

Countryside: I've never had my hens stop laying eggs so completely before either. Usually I get enough for my own use, but not to sell until production picks up agian. Not this year. And the girls aren't showing any signs of starting up again either. I think I'm going to be eggless for a while.