Well, it happened! It's winter again here in the mountains of Upstate NY.
We got about 5 inches of snow last night and the wind is fierce today.
The critters are going crazy at the feeders this morning - poor little things.
The only feeders I leave out overnight are the ones that are either inexpensive or won't be damaged if the bear comes for a visit....the suet feeder, a small mesh tube feeder, and the flat feeder.
I woke late this morning as I spent much of the night tossing and turning with this sore back of mine.
The poor little birds were trying to do what they could with the few feeders that were out - I felt so sorry for them, I threw on some winter shoes with my bathrobe and trudged through the snow to the garage to get the rest of the feeders.
Another one of my super awesome outfits, yup - and I'm still trying to warm up my ankles!
No sign of the horses yet this morning - if they are smart they are in their little red barn.
When I checked yesterday, the surprise daffodils I unearthed in my new garden bed by the swing were just getting ready to bloom.
They must be awfully confused today.
The glass on the kitchen door is all frosted again, which is my fault.....I removed the storm glass and put the screen back in a few weeks back so I could open the door for a little air when I overheat while cooking. Just call me 'Flash!'
The squirrels were stuffing 3 peanuts in their mouths at a time and running off....I wonder if they have a little family to feed already or is it too early?
There must have been 20 Juncos waiting for their breakfast when I got up this morning. This little guy is waiting ever so patiently for Mr Squirrel to finish stuffing his face.
The deck thermometer says 20 degrees....not quite April weather, is it?
But it's warm and cozy in my little house and as long as the budding plants survive this cold spell I certainly can, too.
There's a nice fire burning in the wood stove and before long this room will be too warm for this flashing mama.
But this old girl will be happy as can be, snoring on the corner of the sofa.
We are so blessed to be safe and warm and today is the perfect day to give thanks for that.
What are you thankful for today?