Friday, January 25, 2013

Snow Day!!

Yesterday morning we awoke to a snow storm. It was about 23 degrees outside and this little Mourning Dove was sitting all puffed up atop the garden gate post waiting patiently for me to come out and fill the bird feeders.
I was beginning to think I wasn't going to see much snow this winter so the white landscape was a pleasant surprise.
After filling the bird feeders I sat for awhile and just watched the snow pile up on the ground and tree branches.
Later in the afternoon the snow stopped and the sun came out and we were treated to some lovely blue skies.
The snow covered rocks by our fish pond might be completely covered by days end today. We are expected to get 2-5 inches more throughout the day. Time to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a good book! Hope you enjoy your weekend where you are!
Linking to Friday's Fences and Skywatch.

31 comments:

Leave It To Davis said...

Your dove has blue eyeliner...did you see mine that had green? They've been playing in the makeup!

What a winter wonderland! I love when snow falls here, however rare an occasion that may be, but I'm also just as glad when it melts and the sun comes back out. I cannot imagine days and days of white. I think I'd go stir crazy!

ladyfi said...

Beautiful winter shots!

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely clicks

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Karen @ away for the weekend said...

There's nothing quite like a snow day, and you captured it beautifully! Lovely snowy scenes.

Linda said...

Just beautiful! You ALMOST make me want to have some snow...but we are headed south before that happens today! WIll check back in with you when we return after next weekend!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely but cold looking photos!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so cold looking. they are calling for more snow around here for this evening. i wonder what we will get? can't wait ... i need some snowy shots for my blog. that would be so fun!! ( :

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, cute shot of the Dove. Your second shot is great, love the snowy scene. But, I am glad to see the skies turned blue. Beautiful series. Have a great weekend!

diane b said...

Great shot of the dove. The white snow scene with the bare trees making a pattern makes a nice picture.

Neal said...

That dove is so cute. :) Of course I love your snow pictures. I just love you wren pictures below. They are one of my favorite birds. When I was growing up the would build their nests on our porch. They weren't a bit afraid of us.

Tanya Breese said...

i love that little dove :) we are waiting for that snow to make it's way here. school's been cancelled. they say it will stick quickly since its been so cold!
beautiful snowy pics! a book and a fire sounds heavenly!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! love the tree against the sky and the fence, too. :) congrats on a fresh snow fall!

Jan n Jer said...

I do so love to watch the snow fall...something so quiet and peaceful about it! Thats the nice part...now the bad part about snow...Having to dig your way out!
Nice pics!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures, Carletta!! Wonderful, snowy skies to beautiful blue ones!! Wonderful variety not only of photos, but your skies over several hours! Isn't nature grand!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Stay warm!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful shots of the snow!

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous, Carletta... I wish we would get some snow. Today we had an Ice Storm... Schools are closed and it's slick outside.. However, it's supposed to warm up enough this afternoon to melt some of this ice... Hope so!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

We got a dusting of snow sometime in the wee hours our the morn. I would love to get 3 or 4 inches....at least one more time before spring.

Red said...

Snow can really brighten up the landscape. Yes , the birds can sit and wait for us to fill the feeders. They're smarter than we think.

EG CameraGirl said...

I t looks so pretty! You have more snow than we have here in Ontario!

George said...

We're still waiting for our first snowfall, although we had an ice storm today. I like your snowy photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cuddle up and enjoy! No excuses for doing that here, but I manage to do so anyway (without the fireplace).

Your snow really is beautiful.

kelley jensen said...

enjoy your day :)

Marie said...

Beautiful snowy shots! Love the fence. And that is one sweet little mourning dove.

Liz Needle said...

What beautiful photos. I am fascinated by all the snowy landsacpes - we are so dry, hot and brown this summer.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely snowy shots! The little dove looks very patient.

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely snow pictures today Carletta. We have snow on the ground too but it looks like you have a bit more than we do. Happy Weekend :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I love it when the sky is blue after a snowfall. These photos are great!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I just love the shot of the dove and the next shot of the snowy scene is a Wow! They are all just beautiful!

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Rebecca said...

Very nice photo of that dove.

Kerri said...

OH so pretty!