Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snow before year's end

Snowstorm 12.30.2012 first
Here in southeastern Massachusetts we have had some very strange weather this December.
Yesterday afternoon we got some rain, and then it was a heavy snowy slush mix. Then rain, then snow, and it was only raining when I went to bed last night.
Early this morning I heard the plow go by several times. Drat's it had turned to snow again, I woke several hours later to bright sunshine and everything covered in snow. Not much, 2.5 inches, but enough to make a big mess and to have to shovel the driveway, steps and path to the bird feeders. I'm glad I refilled all of the feeders yesterday afternoon, because the bird feeders are very busy this morning. Lots of cardinals, tufted titmice, goldfinch, downy woodpeckers, chickadee's, junco's, some house sparrows, red breasted nuthatches, doves, blue jays, house finches, white breasted nuthatches, pine siskins and also1 lonely song sparrow.
The trees are coated with a heavy, icy snow and even with the sun shining it isn't melting off. There are branches broken and on the ground. Tree branches are sagging from the weight of the  ice and snow. Pretty to look at, but it is very cold and slippery outside.
Snowstorm 12.30.2012 first snow2

Enjoy your last Sunday of 2013.


Barbara said...

Very pretty, Elaine! Posted a Massachusetts on my blog too. Wish it was this pretty in NJ!

Joanne Huffman said...

Thwew's snow and ice here in Michigan, too.