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.
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.