Snow Day

December 21, 2008 at 1:57 am 2 comments

It’s been snowing regularly here since December 1 – the meteorological start of winter. Eight inches have fallen already today and it’s still coming down.  Cooking, shoveling, bird-watching and a walk with the dogs in the snow filled up our day.


A pair of Northeren Flickers have been regular visitors here this winter. They’re quite shy, so this picture taken through the kitchen window, is the only way I could photograph one. They’re very striking birds, this photo doesn’t begin to capture the briliant colors of this fellow’s feathers.


This Pileated Woodpecker is another shy visitor I caught through the window. Living in a hardwood forest we see many kinds of Picidae here.  Downy, Hairy, Red-Headed and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers are regular diners at our feeders.  We only see the Pileated Woodpeckers and Flickers in the trees.


White-Tailed Deer are frequent visitors here year round. This doe was grazing in our back yard this morning. They also enjoy grazing on the acorns — and vegetables — in the front yard in warm weather.


It’s a great yard to watch wildlife.  This is the view out my back door. 


And a view of the Training Center at the end of our drive.  The snow banks will be much larger — and there will be more of them — by spring.


Audie shows how deep the fresh snow is at the road end of the driveway.


A good romp in the snow.


Then a full belly and a place by the fire. A good day to be a dog.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Vickie Carr  |  December 21, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Great pictures. I loved the woodpecker and the flicker.

  • 2. Jill  |  December 22, 2008 at 12:23 am

    These are amazing photos — thanks so much for putting them up. Love the birds and the dogs in the snow, and you’re making me look very much forward to the holiday trip we’ll make to South Dakota on Tuesday.

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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