Sunday, February 25, 2007

Blizzard Today

And they weren't lying when they said it would snow today. About 4:00 p.m. yesterday (after the rain, sleet and ice) if briefly poured rain before turning to all snow. It is still snowing as I write this. I think we've probably had close to 6 or 7 inches. I went out to feed the birds and took the opportunity to snap some pictures so you people (you know who you are!) who are warm and dry right now can gloat some more.















Our babies -Elvis is the black one and Dusty is the other. Elvis loves plowing through the drifts.
















The ice and snow are really doing a number on my evergreen shrub. I need to go out and knock that stuff off so it won't break the branches. Luckily we pruned all of our big trees in the yard last year so we didn't have too many branches down. But all over town there are tree limbs laying on the parking where they'd been dragged off the streets. You can see the result of the ice on the bird feeder. And, speaking of birds...







Those are Dark Eyed Juncos feeding at the base of the tree. Right before I snapped this there were about 20 of them feeding. They're such a beautiful little bird. The bird on the right is a House Finch. He's started shedding his winter coat of feathers, clearly displaying his beautiful red breast in order to attract a mate. Unlike Don over at An Iowa Garden I've yet to see a Robin. Thank goodness. I particularly like the finch photo because you can clearly see the blowing snow.

Anyway, there you go. This is how my day looks here in my little corner of the world. Stay warm! Stay safe.

6 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Fabulous pictures. No sun here today, rain and wind.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Elvis is a very handsome boy!

Sally said...

thanks Iowa Gardening Woman... whoever you are!!! You don't have a profile page. But thanks for the comment.

Genie said...

Yikes -- amazing pics, Sally. Looks like you guys got it much worse than we did. I hope you're digging out with aplomb!

Sally said...

Hi Genie - yep, we got a good one. LOL I leave the digging out to the kid across the street with a snow blower and Lester with his tractor and plow. This has been unreal!

Sally said...

Shame on me, Iowa Gardening Woman! I don't know why I couldn't see your profile page before, but I went and read your blog just now. Beautiful pictures!