Monday, January 10, 2011

Snowy Plains

We have been having a prolonged snowfall since Friday night, and we still have snow falling today.  The poor finch were filling the feeding stations at the bird feeders yesterday with visits including a male cardinal and an Eurasian Collared-Dove.  You know it is cold and food is scarce when a large dove lands on one of the finch feeders to get some seed.  I missed the photo opportunity because when I moved for the camera so did the dove.


From the looks of the snow depth in the birdbath and in the flower pots I'm thinking we have between 10 to 12 inches so far.  I love the way it looks like tall angel food cakes in the containers....hm mm, cake sounds good!
  

The bird feeders need to be refilled so I better get to them and then into the studio to get some work done.  Have a great week!

Laurie

9 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Laurie...
Your birds are lovely. The cardinal is just gorgeous. We don't get cardinals here...too cold!

We have a lot of snow too...your snow looks lovely.
Enjoy your day!
Hugs, Nancy

Jorge de Rojas said...

Laurie, of course being in Miami in 78 degrees I can say what a beautiful snowfall! Sending you warmth and sunny skies.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

We love the cardinals Nancy!!

Jorge...if I knew how to type a raspberry sound I would!!!! Windchill is now -5 to -10!!! HA!

Yve said...

Those little red birds are just so beautiful, I wish we had them in the Uk :o)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

The small red headed birds are house finches Yve. We have them here year round. They are very curious birds and watch me through the window while I sculpt and paint.

BlacknickSculpture said...

Lovely pictures Laurie! We had a couple bird feeders years ago but gave up on it. The starlings and squirrels commandeered it!

The Hermits' Garden said...

Oh how beautiful! Thank you for sharing your photos so I can live vicariously through your snow...
Jan
(who gets
no snow in
South Texas.)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

We too had squirrel problems and if you look closely the feeders are hanging from long wires. They are just long enough to be out of reach of a squirrel's body fully extended and hanging by it's toes trying to reach the top of the feeder. They have been redesigned by us several times before we succeeded.

We usually get a couple of deep snow falls a year. Snow is like a pretty white winter blanket.

blogsalelist said...

That could almost be a picture of my feeders in Southern California, except for that cardinal. We get the Eurasian doves and finches, plus mountain chickadees, grosbeaks, and lots of hummingbirds.

Thanks for sharing these pics, they are lovely :)