Winter Storm

The snow storm is right on schedule and these sparrows and juncos are feeding frantically just below my window. Cardinals and towhees are dominating the other feeder but they all keep trying.  A bluebird eyes the situation from the chimes in the meditation circle.

Sparrows and maybe a Junco

Snow is a big event here.  It started falling about 12:45pm and quickly began covering the mulched areas of the garden.

After snowing for 15 minutes (12:58pm)

After snowing for 15 minutes (12:58pm)

A half-hour later the grass is mostly covered.

Snow at 1:27pm

Snow at 1:27pm

The meditation circle filled in quickly. See the little bird near the center?

Snow at 1:54pm

Snow at 1:54pm

2:35 pm. Still snowing. 23°F/-5°C.  After two hours of snow the labyrinth is disappearing.

Snow at 2:35 pm

Snow at 2:35 pm

Snow at 2:36 pm

Snow at 2:36 pm

Neighbors have reported the roads are quickly becoming impassable, but with our errands done we will just enjoy the beauty of the snowfall and cross our fingers the power remains on.

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16 thoughts on “Winter Storm

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Pauline. Everything got an icy coating overnight which makes it tricky. We’re supposed to get more snow today so I’m just enjoying it from indoors.

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  1. Marian St.Clair

    I hear it was crazy in your area yesterday afternoon. Snow started here around 7 a.m. so we were hunkered down all day. In the end, we had 2-3 inches of snow and before it turned to sleet so not nearly as much accumulation as forecast. Thankfully, no loss of electricity. We are having a lovely snowfall this morning from the “wrap around” but all should be finished soon and the afternoon temps will begin the thaw. Stay safe!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you’ve kept power. That helps so much. We didn’t venture out after the snow started but heard lots of people had multiple hour commutes for what should be a quick 15-minute drive. Even the UNC-Duke basketball game was cancelled when Duke’s bus couldn’t make it to pick up the Duke team!

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  2. Annette

    The circle is quite a feature and is beautifully emphasized by the touch of snow. Where I lived before we used to get tons of snow each winter…yours is just a sprinkling! 😉

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  3. Julie

    Your snow looks like the nice civilised sort, even though it caused delays. We haven’t had any snow here in the east of England this winter, lots of rain and for large parts of the country horrendous floods. Keep warm!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’ve been reading about the terrible rain/floods in England. Hope you’re not suffering from it. Do you usually have snow in your area? The weather seems all turned around this year.

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      1. Julie

        Hello, snow does not come every winter here – our councils are never prepared and we grind to a standstill when it does snow, this year we just have some flooding in the nearby fields, but we are very lucky compared to some in the UK, whose homes are ruined.

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