Up to nine inches of snow was expected.
At midnight I heard the sleet slapping against the windows.
At 6:30 AM I peeped through the blinds and saw a little white on the ground.
I went back to sleep hoping for more.
At 8:00 AM I was up, camera in hand, totally disappointed.
I saw branches bending over, and a layer of ice coating every surface,
with just a shallow dusting of snow on top.
But lovely to see a pair of Eastern Bluebirds back at the suet feeder.
The always sweet Mourning Doves - later I poured warm water on the
birdbaths to help melt the ice.
Many cardinals, male and female all over the garden today.
The Northern Flicker is back - first visit in a while.
One of the many 'furballs' inhabiting our garden and
sharing gobbling the birdseed.
Grey squirrels - love 'em or hate 'em - they are cute, at times!
All creatures need food in this expected severe cold which will last several days.
All photos taken through the windows this morning - it's below freezing - but
guess what, it's actually snowing out there NOW as I go to post this!
Off to dig out my boots and recharge my batteries.