What a Difference a Day Makes

Last week it was close to 70 degrees in my neck of the woods. Today we are in the midst of a blizzard, with the expected snowfall to accumulate to close to 20 inches. This is the scene out my front door

It is coming down fast and furious. Yesterday I took advantage of the late afternoon sun- and this is what I saw..

these poor things covered in inches and inches of snow today

What a difference a day makes.

Good Morning Tuesday!

Just today and tomorrow in school and then I’m off for winter vacation!! Makes it easier to get through the day with that in mind. Also helps to have spoken with an administrator in school about the ongoing problems I am having with the head teacher I work with. Doubtful the teacher will change or can change, but airing my grievances and knowing certain things will have to change makes for a better mood for me.

Sunday I took advantage of the sunny morning and took a walk. My favorite squirrel  popped out of his home to say hello as I walked bydscn9057

The moon decided to hang around longer than usualdscn9066

and I spotted this nest built within a bush- I am always amazed at the intricacy of a bird’s nestdscn9086

This White Throated Sparrow sat himself in the sun for some warmth

I followed these footsteps and headed homedscn9089

Hope your Tuesday is filled with good things!

Who Says A Beach Chair is Just for the Beach?

Yesterday brought the first real snow of the season, it snowed the entire day, but fortunately did not add up to that much. By evening there was about 6 inches on the ground and it was light and fluffy and not a problem to shovel. The temps are bitter cold, last night 16, and today 23 and windy making it feel colder. I fed the birds all day yesterday, I always feel so bad when the snow doesn’t let up and they must be so hungry. This morning the sun appeared, and though it was only 18 degrees, I decided to sit outside with my coffee and watch the birds.dscn8980

Sunrise….dscn8956

I filled the feeder and scattered some  seed and sat and watched my feathered friends appear.

I sat drinking my coffee for about 45 minutes, my presence going unnoticed, even though I was just a few feet away from the buffet. I looked up to see a Hawk flying above, and landing on the very top of a 40 foot pine tree overlooking the yard, surveying what I assume he considered to be his buffet. I kept an eye on him and ventured into the yard to zoom in to get a shot of him. He then flew off in a different direction.

Perfect way to start the day and set the tone for the rest of it!sky

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