The sun has begun to shine. It adds a brilliance to the snow that is quite lovely. It has finally stopped snowing. It snowed for over 24 hours. We got almost 2 feet of snow! But we never lost power.
It was still snowing when I got up this morning. The snow had drifted against the doors and windows and the skylights were covered. The windowboxes were buried in snow. It was still dark and the snow was swirling and blowing.
The pine branches, laden with wet snow, were touching the ground.
The plows had not been through…not that I was planning to go anywhere. Sensibly, the Governor had declared a State of Emergency, only emergency vehicles were allowed on the roads. How lovely and quiet to have a traffic free day. We didn’t see a plow until late this afternoon.
I spent some time watching the birds at the feeders. They were very hungry.
Unfortunately shortly after I took this picture a hawk swooped in and grabbed one of the birds. I know they have to eat as well, but it was still unsettling. It took quite awhile for the remaining birds to return to the feeders.
There was a lot to shoveling to do.
Another storm survived, clean up complete. And so life at Brookwood Shire returns to its normal winter rhythms….and I still dream of Spring….