It happened at last: we had an honest-to-goodness winter storm up here in Maine. And it was real snow, light and powdery; the kind that wasn’t mixed with rain, freezing rain, sleet, or ice.
Here’s a picture of a
female cardinal* red bird of indeterminate origin** Purple Finch out in our bird feeder. No doubt she’s dreaming of summer.
And here’s a picture of my cat, Hazel. No doubt she’s dreaming of eating the
female cardinal* red bird of indeterminate origin** Purple Finch who is dreaming of summer.
* It’s been brought to my attention that this bird is not a cardinal. Thanks Mav!!!
** The bird has been identified as a Purple Finch. “Not as common as they once were and nowhere as common as the Cardinal. Actually a nice find these days. Carpodacus purpureus is the specie.” Thanks Tom!
6 thoughts on “SNOW!”
That storm dropped about three inches on my yard. Good stuff.
I’m not a typical Hoosier; I lived for 5 years on the Lake Michigan coast. I don’t even break out the shovel for less than 6 inches of snow.
You can have the crap we got here. About four to five inches Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
Buddha do I hate snow!
Did break out the snow blower for the first time this season. Still perhaps the finest purchase I’ve ever made, as for a mere 300 bucks I saved myself quite a bit of back pain last year AND now I can help out the elderly neighbor we have keep her walks clear.
But, that doesn’t change the fact that snow sucks.
We’ve got a brand new ergonomic snow shovel. I just love using that puppy. Or should I say, I love watching my kids use it. That’s the number one reason to have kids, after all.
I knew that wasn’t a female cardinal, but didn’t guess purple finch. Thanks, Tom. Hi, guys!
Good to see you here.
Yes, I am a VERY amateur bird watcher. I saw red and thought, “Aha! A cardinal!”
Nice to see someone updates less than i do.