Our record-breaking 17½ inches of snow and below-zero temperatures last week created a less-than-ideal setting for a picnic on the patio.
I’m glad to report that the ‘critters’ seem to have taken it all in stride, and birds are once again singing. We’re enjoying the cheerful warbling of the House Finches (Haemorhous mexicanus), and the males certainly add some welcome color.
We’re also hearing the beautiful sounds of the Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalils). And it’s hard to find anything more brilliant than one of the males in sunlight.
I’m not hearing any sounds from the squirrels. Do you suppose this one is praying this will be our last snow of the season?
I think we’ve all had enough winter, and I hope the bird songs are a good omen that spring is on the way.