Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Bitterly Cold.

Jack Frost was here last night as you can see by the frost painting on the door window.

It's bitterly cold this morning but promising to be a sunny day. Unfortunately when we have clear days and nights the temperature plummets this time of year. We've had about a foot of snow so winter has finally arrived. It's light and fluffy so no problem shoveling it.

A few snow pictures from yesterday.

Frankie pondering on the snow situation.

My thoughts are starting to lean towards spring. My mind telling me that I should get some papers out and write my list of things to do once the ground can be worked. Bit early I suppose but one starts thinking of these things about now.

The Boreal Chick a Dees are back and forth to the feeders every day. This cold weather must be hard on the birds. They are filling up with fatty foods all day long.

Another picture of one of the little Boreal Chick a Dees.


Janine said...

Such a sweet little bird!

Dixxe said...

SO its waited till now to blast you with the cold and snow--we had a gloomy cold day but nothing like yours--Frankie seems to be preturbed with it all..
LOVE the little Boreal such a cute bird-and a great photos of him too!

Victoria said...

I'm glad you finally got some snow, winter is so hard on plants when they don't have a bit of snow cover.

The photos are beautiful, as always! Frankie looks like he's thinking, "Ooh, I'm glad I'm in here and not out there."

It's very cold here, too, but dry. Our low is supposed to be 7 degrees F tonight, with strong sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, gusting up to 75 miles per hour. I hope all our big pines and cedars stay upright!

Tricia said...

Hope the snow isn't around for long but lovely pics with snow and a blue sky. I love your birdy visitors!

And I think Frankie could be "pondering" for sometime given the content expression he's wearing :D

Cicero Sings said...

So when the snow came it came with a vengeance! Looks pretty and is good for the water table if nothing else. Nice to stay cozier up and watch from the inside - Frankie has the right idea.

Ali said...

I don't envy you that weather. I hear it's Winter and then from Ontario eastwards.

Your chickadees almost look like the English robin, but for the colouring. Very pretty birds.


The Wessex Reiver said...

Good to see the window shots again Oldcrow, a happy memory from a few years back. But lets hope it warms up soon for you.

Kelly said...

...I'm starting to have thoughts of spring too, but I'm still keen on a little more snow...some is supposed to come in this weekend. The Boreal Chick-a-dees are so cute. I've never seen one. You're so lucky to have them!