March Storms Coming In Like A Lion,
Going Out Like A Lamb.
After one week of 40-50 degrees weather at the end of February we Wisconites were not fooled.
March 1 held us in a grip of high winds, heavy snow, and some sleet. It was endless, so it seemed. All day it was so fierce even the birds didn't come to the feeders. Nightfall did not give us any relief. We went to bed and pulled up the blankets around our chins and listened to the wind howl.
But with all things they do eventually come to an end. Morning sunrise led us to beautiful views of winters designs on nature. Going from window to window I constantly clicked the camera. The giant blue Colorado Spruce behind our home on the hill we had planted 30 years ago were a sight to see!
|Morning Doves were lined up waiting for the feeders to clear. Hundreds of|
birds were flying in and out trying to get their share from our many feeders.
Memories of the snow pileling up the day before were now something beautiful. The fear of being snowed in for a day or two was now gone. The week before the warm high temperatures melted all the snow. What we saw was a dreary world of browns and grays. This bright and new day erased that memory.
|The hill behind us was so beautiful! Trees and bushes coated with an icing|
of many inches of snow.
My gardens held a whole new enchanting, view.
The statue water fountain was almost buried. Rocks were covered in the Rock garden making it look mysterious.
Oh I love Wisconsin Winters!
|Benches were covered, bird feeders were hiding their wares of seeds. The|
sun did its own art designs with the shadow of the trees. The snow twinkled
like diamonds bringing a big smile to my lips.
You can see the black decorative metal horse above the arbor showing it is pointed North East. Then we know we are in for a big storm. The birds seem to sense this and will be at the feeders early and in flocks. The next day they will also come in flocks after the storm has receded .
We only feed sunflowers and thistle. The finches and even Chickadees will hang as a group on the thistle feeder, the larger birds like Cardinals, Jays, usually share with some birds. Like the Mourning Doves will be seen with all different birds. We have learnt over the years that using only Sunflower seeds in the big feeder keep the starlings away. The Junco birds are usually in flocks and are ground feeders. Cardinals will also eat things that fell to the ground. There are always waisted seeds that the squirrels will clean up.
I feel so Blessed to have all this nature in my
midst. I love the 4 seasons we have
here in Wisconsin.
Enjoying and loving
Tell me a little of what is going on in your world you live in.
I would love to hear from you all.