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.

Yo-Yo weather

Here like in many other places the temperature has been up and down the weather like spring one day and winter the next.

All of the following has been since the 1st of February. One never knows how to dress from one day to the next.

The wildlife appears to be as happy as I am when the sun comes out.

We have seen freezing rain. It makes pretty pictures, but sure does a lot of damage.

We had rain, thunder storms, flash flooding and the temperature dropped from the 70’s to the 20’s in less then 12 hours one day.

We had freezing rain, sleet and snow all in one day.

Today it is a bit nippy, but we have beautiful sunshine. We will enjoy it while we can. There is more rain and possible winter weather moving in next week.

There are daffodils blooming here so I am hoping that is a sign the ‘yo-yo weather’ will be gone soon.

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