Wednesday, 13 December 2017

♪♫♬ Let it snow, let it snow!

We've been having a grad start to the winter season. Our female pileated woodpecker.
And snow.
We were up at pre-dawn, hubby and I cleared it all off. It's one of those all-night, all-day snows that as soon as you finish shoveling, you have to start again. At our age, with out backs, we find it easier to get some of it off, rather than wait until it stops.
Early in the morning!
Hubby did the driveway,
I did the walks and the deck.
The poor feeders were buried. I dug them out. The birds flocked to the feeder! The female pileated woodpecker, 'dratted red squirrel', chipping sparrow, male cardinal.
It's the great bird count this Saturday.


In the meantime, happy Hank Jr., I am calling Hooper. This is JB's nickname for a cat who wanders in the room before he can think of their name. He'll be right 1/3 times!
Hooper was born, they estimate, Aug. 1st, 2017.


Before I forget, I went down to the dock on Monday and found some raccoon tracks. They are long buried in 15 cm of snow. The critters are settling in for winter. The deer tracks in the snow are a sight to behold.

8 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Had some of that the weekend, nearly all gone now

Olga Hebert said...

Nice pictures. I have had to shovel a sidewalk three times in the past two days. Now some cold is settling in.

Nancy J said...

Looks beautiful outside, snow blower and shovel in full use.And Hooper, all 3 there at the stairs, a good sign so far.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Proper snow. Not like the sludge we are getting here just now. Am too near the water to get the good stuff. Hiya Hooper! YAM xx

Red said...

I use the same strategy when we have a 24 hour snow. It's easier to shovel several times than once with a lot of deep snow.

troutbirder said...

Yes well all I can say is here in the sunbelt of Minnesota we're still waiting. So I just hope my snow blower works as my back required retirement from shoveling the stuff...:)

Anvilcloud said...

So cold and windy too. It looks like it will be less extreme for the next few days.

Steph G said...

Great pics!