Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 8th Was A Beautiful Day If You Like Snow

Early morning and the squirrels were running all over the place, waiting for me to feed them.

The snow was covering the trees so pretty.

Squirrels scampering up and down the trees and running up and down the snow covered wall.

View of the back hill and the squirrel's favorite tree at 6:30 am. Took these with the flash but photos never look as good as the real thing.

The colorful cardinal looked so nice against the white snow.

More squirrels on the tree and running up the tree trunk.

How pretty the bushes looked with all that snow on them and with the cardinal sitting in the middle of it all.

Squirrels, squirrels everywhere! I counted twenty of them.

Birds and squirrels

A beautiful male cardinal

And the female cardinal is just as beautiful as she sits there in the snowy bushes

There are more of those Starlings showing up now. Two of them were sitting on the branch next to a Mourning Dove and some were in the bushes with the cardinals and sparrows.

And of course we can't forget our little Junco. There are lots of them but they are cute little things.

A cute squirrel in the snow

The wind blew the snow onto this tree. It's the same tree that has the squirrel's nest at the top.

A Mourning Dove flying to a branch and the BlueJays sitting inside the bush with a cardinal.

The favorite 'Bird Bush" where they all gather to stay warm.

This day started out at 27 degrees at 6:30 am and by 10:30 am it was already down to 17 degrees and getting colder. Got down to zero last night.
It wasn't a great day for us here at this building. The power went off at 6:30 am and never came back on till 10:30 am. It was starting to get cold and was down to 60 in the community room but wasn't that cold in my apartment. I would worry about my pets if it got real cold though.
One of the towers nearby snapped from the snow and cold I guess and knocked out power in some parts of Mohawk and over the bridge in Herkimer. Sure glad they got it fixed in that amount of time. Don't need power off when it's heading into the low teens and down to zero!! Yikes! This building is all electric. But everything worked out okay.


Out on the prairie said...

Very nice shots, that snow is pretty to me.Looks like you recieved a new storm.With all those squirrels you are really going through a lot of food.They have voracious appetites.

rainfield61 said...

The squirrels know who their mother is right now.

Ginnymo said...

You wouldn't believe how much food I buy..Ha!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! the photo the Cardinal in the middle of the snowy branches is VERY worthy of framing!
Nice shots!