Unexpected Beauty

The weather report for my area said 1/2 to maybe 1 inch of heavy wet snow. When I looked outside there was a beautiful surprise out there. There was about 3 inches of snow on the porch rails and it was still snowing. It was not the heavy wet kind of snow, but the beautiful snow that I love seeing.

Shrub and tree in the front yard.

All of the trees and shrubs were covered in beautiful white snow, no ice at all. It is rare to see this kind of snow in my area.

Male cardinals are always beautiful and stand out, but even more so in snow.
There were so many birds at the feeders I couldn’t keep count of them. I hung another feeder and put seed on the ground. Some of the birds were getting testy and hogging the feeders.

It was cloudy and still snowing when I took the photos so they are a bit dark.

This is the kind of snow I would not mind having in the winter. It is beautiful and melts much quicker than sleet and ice, which we get when our winters are cold enough for anything falling from the sky to freeze.

Even though I enjoyed this snow and it is beautiful I am still ready for spring. I am hoping once this cold snap passes we will be seeing full blown spring.

28 thoughts on “Unexpected Beauty

  1. Just like our snow here in Arkansas. Due one inch and ended up with four inches. I do love the Cardinals – they always stand out in the snow. We have a lot of Cardinals here. Nice pictures.

          1. About all I get to Lt. Rock for are doctor appointments and then my daughter has to drive me and my husband down there. I gave up driving when I lost the sight in my left eye. My husband is losing sight in his right eye. Two beat up old people. Ha Ha

            1. I never go to LR only on the edge of the city when my car needs service. I am sorry about your and your husbands eyes. I still drive but never more than 20 miles from home. I am old too and the body just is not as comfortable as it once was.

            2. My husband will be 85 in April. I am 79. We have problems, but always feel blessed that we can still live at home and function fairly well. The secret is to keep moving and try not to sit still too long. I tell people, “Don’t stand still in Arkansas – or you will either rust or mold. Ha Ha

            3. I am 82 so we are close in age. Thanks for the giggle, but you are right if we don’t keep moving our joints don’t want to keep working. I sometimes think how nice it would be if we could get a tuneup like cars. I am blessed too that I can function well enough to take care of myself.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed the photos. Getting snow in my area especially like this one is rare. I am sorry you don’t have cardinals in your area. I would share if I could. πŸ™‚

  2. chardixon47

    Beautiful pics, Sis! Spring is popping around our place. A daffodil grew inches overnight! We’re hoping the squirrels don’t discover it-LOL Sending you and Chancy Man some warm hugs!

    1. I am so happy your are seeing some colors of spring, Sis. Those little critters better leave those beautiful daffodils alone. πŸ™‚ Warm hugs we send to you. Hope you all are having a wonderful day.

        1. Today we are having lots of rain and had a lot during the night. Looking at your lovely snow pictures reminded me how little snow we got this winter. We had enough to leave whitness on the trees but it was gone pretty quickly the next day. The male cardinals are lovely.

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