Snow spectacular

Of all of our snow falls so far this winter, this one was by far the prettiest, the easiest to walk through (although it’s still a bootdeep trudge), and the most personally rewarding. My walk around Blithewold this morning was perfectly timed to catch the just-come-out sun catching the heavy glaze on the trees, and to remember why I love winter at the very same moment I was reminded that spring is coming up next.

I always think of robins as being a harbinger of spring but evidently they’re here the whole time. Why don’t we see them more often? (Or am I just not paying attention?) Today a good-sized flock of robins and cedar waxwings were working on the privet and crab apples, so intent on filling their bellies they hardly bothered to scatter when I came along.

Do you see robins year-round? Which berries are being eaten in your garden right now?

2 thoughts on “Snow spectacular

  1. I received this comment from a friend attached to a different post and wanted to share it (and my reply) here:

    Kris, a ‘bird person’ told me that the robins we see now are from Canada. This is ‘south’ for them. Ourrobins will return in spring. Sally

    Hi Sally! I was wondering if these were our robins… but now I want to know how do birders know these are Canadians? (Is it their accent?) -kris

  2. I think that your east coast readers are experiencing a bit of snow fatigue. But I enjoy these pics. It’s 50F here today.

    Susan, that’s downright balmy – and very weird I’d guess for a Utah winter. Lately here I think it’s warm and lovely when the temp gets to 30! -kris

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