Yesterday started off nice enough, but by noon it had started to cloud over, mid afternoon the wind picked up and it was considerably darker. No doubt that there was a weather system on it's way. It started just before supper, came down fast and hard, then turned to ice pellets/freezing rain and back to snow. Not really sure how much we received in total. Too dark to tell yet. I got up to the back porch door swinging open- not good but sometimes it pays to wake at 4:30am. At least it was still locked! This old house drives me nuts sometimes - a little ice must have gotten down around the bottom of the door casing - oh well a bungie cord is doing the trick for now. Stars are out, wind has picked up a bit but according to the weather sites, the storm is over. It was great watching the birds late in the afternoon before the snow started. The Chickadees were crazy feeding - trying to get their bellies full before the storm. They remind me of Hummingbirds, in that they never stop eating. I went back out and reloaded the Christmas tree and a few feeders before supper.
Mourning Doves all puffed up against the wind.
In the Christmas Tree finding seeds.
Enjoy your day!