It started falling at exactly 5:00 PM yesterday...............and here in Raleigh as we slept through a freezing night it continued lightly. This was the view as I looked down the street just after sunrise. We have to be satisfied with a measly 2" - you guys up north having kept most of it to yourselves! Of course snow in the south is always special - we've been hoping for some this season to give the kids a 'snow day' and help the garden.
It's always pretty from the window and as the morning has been non-stop sunshine the snow has melted a bit, but only a tiny bit due to below freezing temps., still just 22F now at 1:30 PM, and not going above freezing today, then plummeting back down to 9F overnight.
Our lawn became one with the curb and road.
Needless to say, cameras were at the ready in hopes of capturing some bird shots - they are so beautiful in the snow.
Male towhee and chickadee.
A new solitary bird who has been hopping about the front porch a lot recently........the pine siskin.
Yesterday afternoon our front lawn was covered in robins.............maybe fifty or more around 4:30 PM.
Earlier I had seen them on a neighboring street, picking their way through a garden, then apparently moving along to where still green grass was visible. Many neighbors here in the south grow summer grass which is brown through the winter months. Maybe worms had surfaced the day before when temps. hit 61F and it was like a spring day. Bob and I actually went walking and felt warm!
Several hardy robins have stayed around today, trying to get on the feeders.........this one sat for quite a while in the bare fig tree - leaves behind are on a maple, oak leaves still cling to the small tree we're growing from an acorn in front.
Off to gather more pics.......this may be our only snow this season. More later.