Monday, December 27, 2010


The final count – 16 inches… DSC_0825 and then the wind started to blow and the drifts got deep. the grackles buried the feeders in a blur of black wings, DSC_0818 and drank the water from the birdbath at the rate of 2 buckets an hour. DSC_0815 DSC_0814

If I stayed outside shoveling the driveway, the grackles stayed in the back yard and the little birds ate as fast as they could. Today, I am almost out of birdseed. I have probably gone thru 50 pounds or more in a day and a half. DSC_0817 DSC_0819 DSC_0820

For the most part Punkie stayed tucked in one box or another, coming out only to make a quick run to an azalea bush,DSC_0831 or to the cover to the crawl space door. DSC_0835 When I got up this morning to take snow measurements for the TV station, Punkie’s “sun room” and green house were covered with snow.DSC_0832 You can see it has been cleaned off numerous times.

The Buddhas are buried. DSC_0828 DSC_0829 If you did not know where they were, you would not be able to find them. I hope you made out better than we did. It has been fun, sort of, but I am exhausted.


ancient one said...

We made out better... only eight inches for us. More baby goats today. Now have 11 but we're not sure if one is going to make it. We made another trip to Tractor Supply for more heat lamps. Still have three more nannies ready to give birth.

Loved seeing your pics. Please take as much care of yourself as you are for the birds and cats

Loretta said...

What beautiful snow!! Of course if I had it, it wouldn't be so pretty! Christmas morning we had a light dusting, at least we could say we had a white Christmas. Please take care out in all that pretty stuff.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Those unwelcome visitors cleared out my flat feeders today too, but before they did I had fun watching the juncos, finches and a cardinal. I plan to refill in the morning. Your cardinal and finch were wonderfully colorful. Still waiting for that hawk to come back and scare off these grackes, red-winged blackbirds and starlings.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It all looks lovely. The drifting can be the worst. After a storm here the snow birds show up in large flocks swooping this way and that. Grackles must Winter in your area.