Saturday, January 14, 2012

We Got Some Snow


The snow started coming in Thursday night giving us just two inches here in the hills.

It was the wind and drop in temperatures Friday morning that was brutal. Friday morning greeted us with a minus one wind chill and 17 degree temperatures with blowing snow. Brrrr!
After such a mild winter so far it felt really cold. So I decided it was a good day to stay in the house and a have a big pot vegetable soup kind of day.

IMG_0015 It snowed off and on all day Friday. I had filled up the bird feeders hearing that snow was on the way and the feeders were very busy yesterday. The Cardinals were lining up to take a tour at the sunflower seeds. I even spotted some Blue Jays getting some of the seed since the acorns in the woods was covered with snow.

The birds were all puffed up trying to keep warm. I feel so sorry for them out in the cold and wonder why their little feet do not freeze or stick fast to the cold metal. Maybe I saw too many pictures with the little boys tongue stuck to the frozen pole on posts over the holidays. LOL!


We got another inch of snow over night to add to the total but I can still say it has been a mild winter here so far. Up in the northern part of the state they got more snow than we did but the weather reports have us warming back up by the middle of next week so the snow will disappear.
The cold temperatures may add some ice in the hollows on the waterfalls for the upcoming Hocking Hills Winter Hike on the 21st.
For details and pictures on the Winter Hike you can go to my posting on my “Natures Scenic View” blog   here.

IMG_0019 Everyone Stay Safe and Warm,



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Balisha said...

Your soup looks so good. I always love a cardinal picture. They are so photogenic :)
Have a nice warm weekend...Balisha

Debby said...

I love the new banner and your pictures today are absolutely beautiful. Yes, winter has arrived and it is beautiful.

Gardening Under The Influence said...

I think when God made snow, cardinals where the next creation. Beautiful pictures and you can keep the snow but share the soup.

T Opdycke said...

Your bird photos are wonderful! I can't take a decent bird or butterfly pic. Is it me or my camera? lol I'm enjoying the snow we got, too. It wasn't much, but it's made a lovely layer of clean white.

Have a fun Saturday!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Send me some of that snow! It's just not fair that we have no snow in a ski resort. (And, you can send me some of the soup while you're at it, tee hee.) I'm in love with the new look of your blog. You always come up with gorgeous templates but this one is really something. Stay warm, my friend.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lona!!! How do you manage to take such great pictures of the birds? Do you bribe them to pose for you? I also love your blog's header collage!
Soup sounds wonderful in a cold day. Infortunately, my boys don't eat soups.
Stay warm dear friend!

scottweberpdx said...

Warm, home-made soup on a cold, snowy day...sounds just about perfect to me! Love those dear little cardinals...I always feel sad for the birds too...especially the little Hummingbirds.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Beautiful bird shots. Love the dark skies behind the female cardinal, great color combination.
Stay warm!! Guess winter is here.

Zoey said...

Beautiful bird pics, Lona! We don't feed the birds, so rarely get to see cardinals during the winter.

It sounds like we got hit with the same storm. It does look beautiful and it's mid January, so we can't complain.

Our wind chill was only 3 degrees. So far we have not been below zero. Gotta love that!

Sunray Gardens said...

Beautiful photos Lona. Always love the pretty bird photos and I love watching the Cardinals and their color really stands out in the winter. Nice day for soup.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Patsy said...

The red bird's color sure came out great in your photo's.
And that soup sure looks good, we are getting some cold but no snow.

Bernie H said...

I think I'd be inside cooking up pots of soup too! The bird photos are terrific. They really are beautiful creatures.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

LOVE the cardinal photos!
My day sounds like yours except I made chili. I enjoy the snow when I don't have to work. I agree, the winter has been pretty mild. I'd rather have it now than April.

Indie said...

Wow, such beautiful pictures of the birds in the snow! I haven had such fun watching the birds at our feeders. Temperatures here in NC have finally dropped, but snow is sadly a rarity.

Enjoy being cozy indoors with some nice warm soup!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What gorgeous colors in those birds. I was hoping that we might have Cardinals up here, but it doesn't look like it.

Brrrr snow is wonderful when it's outside, and you are inside, especially with some warm soup.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

jaz@octoberfarm said...

gorgeous photos!

Anonymous said...

Those are really beautiful bird captures - guess the snow is good as a backdrop, though I don't miss it at all :) Stay cozy as you count down to spring!

Becca's Dirt said...

Such pretty pics of the birds in the snow. Sounds like soup is just right to warm the bones a cold wintery feeling day. We have begun to warm up today and warmer still later in the week. Now I want some soup so I gotta make me some.

myomyohi said...

The pictures are FABULOUS! I love them.

We got snow here also. Only a couple inches but I agree that wind and low temps was absolutely bitter. I'm so glad that died down.

I'm ready for spring!

Karen said...

Hi Lona, Same sort of winter here, too, but I don't have the photographic skills you have to capture all the beauty. Those cardinal photos are just amazing! I had a good laugh about why their feet don't stick to the metal, that would be sad, wouldn't it? My chickens are still out every day running around in the snow, seems like their feet aren't really affected too much.

I wish I had that kettle of soup on the stove, looks delicious!

Sissy said...

gorgeous bird photos! I desperately would love a cardinal to visit my feeder!
Dinner looks great!

Heather said...

My favorite birds - the cardinal. I love how they look so vibrant against the snow, don't you?