Yesterday morning about dawn, the snow began to fall. There was sleet, rain, thunder, lightening, wind, and more snow. This lasted until about sunset. We received about 2 inches of snow. That's much more snow than we usually receive in any year...all totalled. It is beautiful. I sat all day in my recliner and watched the snow and the birds. We had our first juncos of the season...and a ruby-crowned kinglet. The most spectacular, however, was the sharp-shinned hawk who alighted on the ground looking for a meal of English sparrow. He flew into one of the bushes...and back out again. The songbirds knew the routine, however, and they were nowhere to be found.
Jake decided discrection being the better part of valor, Raf's recliner was a much better place to view the snow...after all he has indoor plumbing and all!
Gus, however, proceeded to investigate this unusual phenomenon...and besides, the birdies were calling.
The birds were all over the backyard...doves, English sparrows, cardinals, bluejays, hawks, kinglets, juncos, chickadees...all sampling the offerings provided and drinking from the dripper.
This morning the snow glistened and glowed...In fact, my Glitter Sisters, it glittered in the winter sun.
Today Gus was less enthused by the white stuff and only went outside as needed!
And the icy winter sun sparkled through the naked trees...telling us Texans that its heat was on the way again.
Today it all will begin to melt....today I will work more on my swaps...today I will exercise and walk...today Raf will purchase some coats for kids who don't have them...today I will begin the month of blogging for Holidailies...today, a day to be explored, to be rejoiced in, to regain some strength...today, another day in which to celebrate thanksgiving.