Monday, December 19, 2011

First Snow!!!

Just a short post to show you our first snow of the season this weekend.  But like I told my husband, technically winter starts this week so it's right on time. I wouldn't mind winter so much if it was equally divided with the rest of the seasons. I love all the seasons but the last few winters have been so long I feel like I get cheated out of my favorite seasons, spring and fall.
 I would enjoy it a lot more if I could stay at home and not have to go out and drive in it! Our area has a lot of hills so it can be a quite a challenge sometimes.
Everything looks so pretty covered in white although most of it melted today. Just at dusk I happened to see this cardinal perched in a bush and thought it looked so pretty against the white snow.

Just enough to cover the ground.

Can you find the bird in this photo? This is a Brown Creeper and he really blends in with the tree.
 I never see him until the snow flies. He showed up right on time. I never see him at the feeders, just this tree. He spends all his time going up and down this tree looking for food other birds hide. 

May your day be "Merry and Bright."


  1. Fabulous photos! I live in a very mild corner of England where snow at Christmas is a very rare event. Today we are enduring more of the usual dull, dark heavy rain! Best Wishes, Jx

  2. Wonderful shots Pearl.You did get some snow. We had flurries here but nothing sticking. The shot with the Cardinal is so beautiful.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. Hi Pearl, How gorgeous... Love seeing your snow...(You know how much I love snow.)

    I have almost that same photo of a male Cardinal in our Rhododendron bush. I need to find that one and send it to you...

    Merry Christmas.

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  5. Lovely shots of the snow and of course beautiful of the Cardinal.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  6. Pearl, I feel the exact same way about winter. It seems like it would be nice, but it hogs too much of the year and you can't do much with it!
    I am really developing a passion for birdwatching, but we have few trees, so the hawks scare them away! I will be sure to watch your blog and learn. I don't think I've ever seen a brown creeper, but your cardinal is like a post card, it is so lovely.

  7. Hey Mom!! These are awesome pictures!and i didn't see the Brown Creeper at first. I thought it was just a picture of a tree:) love ya!


  8. What a beautiful photo of the cardinal! I've been collecting pictures of cardinals in the snow and posting them up in the kitchen. They are so cheery.