So the holiday season is officially over and it's time to take down the outside decorations (past time really, but procrastination IS my middle name!). There is one small problem though, I can't get them out from under all of the snow! My poor deer just outside the front door is in up to his chin, it will most definitely be spring before I'll be able to get him out. The lights on my bushes and junipers are under about 3 feet of snow, I could go digging but since it has now turned colder that's not something I'm too keen on doing.
We've got some monster icicles hanging off of the eaves at the back of the house; initially I was thinking how pretty they looked until I realized that they are hanging directly over our internet satellite dish and if they fall ... well, it isn't going to be pretty and it isn't going to be cheap when they destroy our satellite dish! We are currently trying to figure out how to get them down without hurting the dish or ourselves :O(
With all of the snow I've been putting out lots of bird seed, it gets so hard for the little guys to find food when the snow gets this deep. We've got Evening Grossbeaks, Redpolls, Hoary Redpolls (no, they aren't birds with questionable morals, they just are lighter in colour than the Redpolls :O), Mountain Chickadees, Black Capped Chickadees, Nuthatches, American Goldfinches, Stellar's Jays, Junkos, Northern Flickers and many others that I am still trying to identify. I got a picture of a little Downy Woodpecker munching on the suet the other day, they are so adorable!
And of course our deer are still hanging about, even with the deep snow they look to be in good shape. This little doe was peering at me as I sat at the computer yesterday, I took her picture through the window.
Fortunately, the forecast is for warming temperatures and they aren't predicting any more snow in the near future but of course that can all change in a heart beat. We will just have to wait and see what Mother Nature has in store for us the rest of the winter.
Hope you are warm and toasty wherever you are and that the snow isn't getting too deep in your neck of the woods. Talk again soon,