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Ice and Snow Brought Out the Birds

Ice and Snow Brought Out the Birds

Our weekend was bracketed with snow and ice, which kept the family immobile for much of what turned out to be a four-day mini indoor stay-cation. Although I was pretty much climbing the walls with my nine-year-old son by yesterday, there were a few bright spots to our confinement. This is where I shamelessly brag about my Kansas City Chiefs winning the AFC Championship Sunday. They are Super Bowl bound for the first time in 50 years and it has been so exciting to watch the journey.

Other than Sunday, which was all about football, we did while away several moments of our days watching the plethora of birds flocking to our feeders on the back deck. I think every bird living in the Three-Acre Wood knows where to find the food on snowy days! I sometimes wonder what would happen to our feathered friends if we ever sold our home to people who aren’t as conscientious about feeding the local wildlife. I know they will forage and find food somewhere, but I also think the locals are pretty spoiled.

Our winter has been so mild until now that I even spotted a tree full of robins still in town. I’m sure they are regretting that choice, and hopefully they quickly pointed their beaks south to warmer climates. Unfortunately the robins didn’t stand still long enough for me to snap a photo, but I did catch several other birds on camera. Below are just a few visitors from the last several days, and you can click on a specific photo to enlarge it.

A Snowy December Saturday

A Snowy December Saturday

December Saturday

Our Christmas light looking was cut short last night due to the icy roads and we begged out of our friends annual Christmas party across town tonight due to snow, but all-in-all it was a beautiful day (especially since we hardly left the house). Between reading a new book, picking up the house a bit and snagging a nice long nap, I did manage to point my camera here and there. So as the day is winding down and my son is watching Merry Madagascar, I thought I would show you a few photos from our slow December Saturday (a bonus that rarely happens so close to Christmas).

December Saturday

December Saturday

Thankfully my husband loaded up the bird feeders this week before the snow started blowing. Birds of all types and sizes flocked to our deck throughout the day.

December Saturday

I ventured out into the snow in shorts and a sweatshirt (it was super cold) to capture a couple of shots of our festive Christmas decorations. The snow was really falling, and if you look in the background you will see that Frosty already fell.

Christmas Saturday

From the outside looking in, I love this view of our warm Christmas home.

Winter Momentos at the Quarter-Acre Wood

Winter Momentos at the Quarter-Acre Wood


Spring was in the air this weekend, and we actually did a bit of trout fishing and yard work out in the wonderful sunny weather; we even had burgers and ice cream for dinner last night (looks like some bodies are jonesin’ for spring). But before winter is completely a thing of the past I thought I would share some photos from our last snow storm at the Quarter-Acre Wood.

I’ll miss all the birds flocking to our feeders, but it’s almost time to reclaim the deck for humankind, a few potted plants and the occasional nesting feathered friend. Until then, please enjoy these momentos of winter. . . 

As usual, click on the photos to enlarge.




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