For the moment, the forest is snow covered. I say for the moment because I am in the middle of one of those snow/sleet/ice/rain storms that is a staple of southern Pennsylvania winters. Even for here, this storm is extreme. Yesterday morning was 4° and today the temperature will be in the 40’s! Yesterday I was dripping the faucets to prevent the water pipes from freezing, and today I am worried about flooding!
The feeder birds are feeding heavily. I still haven’t seen anything unusual here so far this winter, unless you count a sapsucker as unusual, which I don’t. Not a siskin, not a redpoll, not a purple finch can be found. The winter finch forecast was not encouraging, but it didn’t sound as though I’d have none of them, just fewer.
So “today’s” photo was actually taken on Sunday, when the snow was still lovely and not icy or water-logged. It may be the last photo of nice-looking snow for a while. I took the photo from the kitchen of my family’s farmhouse, looking over to South Mountain. I never get tired of this view. The mountains look different nearly every day of the year.