Friday, February 02, 2018

Imbolc.




Not quite the end of winter for us but it's been looking very hopeful.  We've had unbelievably mild weather off and on this season.  Above zero temperatures on many days including today.  I've not had to shovel snow very much which in itself is a blessing.  And here we are, into February and a short month at that!  Yes, I've been thinking of spring and planting, moving plants from one spot to another, weeding, cleaning up the beds, etc.  I always feel and have said many times that once we're into March, hope is in the air. 

So...there's a squirrel making a nest in one of the Aspen trees.  I saw her today going in and out a hole in the tree, bringing bits of greenery inside.  There have been lots of Juncos here most days and of course Chick a Dees.  Not many Jays which is strange. 

Some pictures I've taken this week.

Malachi



I believe this is the squirrel I've seen nesting.



Nice to see the Woodpeckers around again.  I was missing them for a while.



And a little beauty of a Hawk here one day.





4 comments:

The Wessex Reiver said...

Happy Imbolc OldCrow.... this week over here has just begun to feel like the Wheel of the Year is turning towards spring at last. Snowdrops in full flow and early daffodils are lifting the mood. Love seeing the variety of wildlife in your garden, true wildlife indeed.

Alison Harriman said...

I'm pleased you have had a mild winter this year. Family and friends in New Brunswick and Ontario are digging out again after the weekend. You can feel a difference in the wind now; its not so sharp and cold. I'm going to wait another month before getting too enthused about getting back into the garden.

Ali

Toffeeapple said...

I though of you at Imbolc OC and hoped that Spring was making itself felt in your neck of the woods. I have Wallflowers, Rosemary and Hyacinths in bloom, it is looking very hopeful.

oldcrow61 said...

Toffee apple, how I envy you the early spring. Winter is not over here by a long shot. There's plenty of time for many raging snow storms. However, I'm really enjoying the lack of snow and the milder temperatures.