Friday, January 8, 2010
We don't have all that much snow, maybe 8 inches right now, but we are getting a light dusting almost every day, and that helps to keep everything shiny and white, instead of slushy and grey. It's been in the teens for temperatures, and the birds are cleaning out the seed almost as fast as I can get it out there. Sometimes I see as many as 10 cardinals at a time at the feeders, plus blue jays, and the assorted little ones: chickadees, finches, sparrows. There are 2 places in our yard where the cardinals tend to sit together between feedings; I've seen as many as 4 pairs in this miniature crabapple tree. And the males are so brilliant against all the white!