Yesterday was supposed to be the first day of spring according to the meteorological calendar but we’ve had so much snow here in the past 24 or so hours, I mean I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much snow before.
It started in town on Wednesday evening when I looked out and thought the town looked a bit shiny and white in the distance.
Then yesterday morning it started snowing properly and didn’t really stop all day, we’ve had a bit more today but nothing like yesterday, by last night our ornamental mushroom was nearly disappearing. This is what it looked like this morning with icicles hanging from it.
It baffled the wild birds too, for a while they didn’t want to land in it at all, I think they felt they were going to sink, I can’t blame them really.
The day before we had trouble putting water out because it kept freezing over, in the end we resulted to using old plastic pots that used to be for our food to put some water in then yesterday their food kept disappearing under the snow, birds just aren’t used to this sort of weather around here and neither are we.
Today we had several surprise visitors though – we do have a thrush whose resident around here but this morning mum came in and said there’s quite a few thrushes out there then I went to the window thinking oh yeah, 5 or 6 but no there must have been 50-100, they kept taking off from the shrubbery, going to the tree, taking a tour of the neighbourhood and coming back again. They must have migrated here in all this cold weather. There had been some berries left on some of the bushes so they kept coming back to eat them.
I’ve loved seeing them all here though, our resident blackbird, sparrows and pigeons have been around too. Today we ended up chucking their food – suet and seed, from the back door, it didn’t take long for them to find it across the ‘where’s the grass gone it’s now snow’ lawn area.
What’s the snow been like where you are?