Friday, 28 October 2016

Winter approaches...

We're keeping the bird feeder filled! Suddenly, we had a purple finch, as well as numerous juncos.



The cold nights made the catalpa just dump their leaves. Daisy and I had projects: putting away lawn ornaments and emptying the water barrel. Next, she took off while I used the lawn tractor to mulch the leaves. Daisy disappeared.

That done, off for walkies and some owl hunting.
Down in the meadow, I spotted something in the tree. Turns out, only a piece of branch. I got so excited, I thought it was an owl.


As I walked the snow began to fall. I found another tree: a birch growing up into the middle of the cedars.


This is my favourite part of our forest: the cedars line a path.


And the snow began! They say it won't last, but we shall see...

9 comments:

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

A snow day for us on Thursday too, just the odd bit left today, which will be gone by the weekend. Just Nature letting us know what is to come :)

Olga Hebert said...

We had such a warm and beautiful autumn that this winterish weather seemed to sneak up on me. It happens every year and I am still surprised.

Olga Hebert said...

And the beautiful fall lulled me into delaying my trip to Florida.

Anvilcloud said...

I went for a little after-snow walk downtown this morning. Maybe I should post those pics.

William Kendall said...

The snow was still on the ground this morning, but I imagine by day's end, that'll be it. It was a delightful sight to see!

Red said...

Juncos come in just before any dirty weather.

Cloudia said...

May you and Daisy have an easy beautiful winter, Jenn

Powell River Books said...

Maybe I need to look for a different kind of bird feeder. Rain water soaked the seeds in the tray and the water wicked up into the container. Then the seeds sprouted and clogged up the works. I tried to make a modification to increase the size of the lid, but wind blown rain is hard to counteract. - Margy

Kay said...

This brings back such memories. I loved walking through fall leaves.