I spotted the first Robin of the season this morning. I’m hoping that means spring is on its way.
However…a couple of days ago, we had six more inches of snow added to the foot and a half that was still on the ground from the last storm.
Storms on the east coast are pretty wild. They come in hard and windy and very fast. So far, we’ve been very lucky not to lose power.
I’ve been told our weather is a bit more extreme because we’re so close to Mount Monadnock. It’s not unusual to have very heavy snowfall, rain, ice, wind, and bright sun, all in one day.
Since we moved here in December, we’ve seen several storms, one of which was a little unnerving. Now they say to be prepared for another one that will hit sometime probably in the middle of the night tonight with heavy snow and ice. The heavy part is what causes problems, so we’ll just pray that it doesn’t cause any power issues because Tony is out of town…of course. Throughout a 24 hour period we could get 11 inches of new snow. I have yet to learn how to use the snow blower. For some reason it’s obnoxious noise and smell irritate me, and I also think somewhat chauvinistically…that snow blowing is a man’s job. But, I may be singing a different tune if I’m outside shoveling our very long driveway in 11 inches of snow tomorrow.
This is what all of our windows looked like after Winter Storm Nemo.
Does that look like spring is near to you?
Luckily it’s gorgeous when it’s falling out of the sky and blanketing the trees. The sun is never far behind, thankfully. We get a lot more winter sun here than we did in Washington.
And I always have the birds and of course the dogs to keep me company if I’m stuck here for a day or two.
Abigail says hello.
Mourning Dove couples.
Treats for everyone, and so far they all share nicely.
The internet told me that Blue Jays enjoy oranges and apples so I put a few out this morning. So far they haven’t been touched. That will be a no-no when bear season arrives.
In between storms Tony showed me a gorgeous area where I can finally get out and walk the dogs. It’s just around the corner from our house. There are snow mobile trails and snow mobile riders all over around here. They are amazingly courteous and always slow down for the dogs, give us a wave, and Tony said they have even stopped to chat with him on occasion.
It was definitely a beautiful walk. Once the weather calms down we can even walk a couple of miles through the trees to a beautiful pond. But for now, if I go by myself with the dogs, I’m sticking to the well used path. Wouldn’t want to get myself lost out there and run into a bear that decided to wake up early!
Me: “Makes you wonder if these are edible.”
Tony: “Try one and see.”
Me: “Ha! Very funny, you first.”
These looked like pussy willows in seed to me, but I don’t think they are. They are very tall, probably taller than my 64 inches.
Can’t believe this made it through Winter Storm Nemo. The wind was incredible. Very crafty birds here on the east coast evidently.
We spotted this on a drive the other day.
More ice pond crazies.
Not only do they drive little houses on it, and fish on it…they also snow blow it.
Tony tried to get me to walk on it.
“No thank you.”
One last Blue Jay for you before I go. Have a wonderful evening! ~ April