Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First snow

There was snow on the ground
when I awoke.



It is the first snow of the season.




A small flock of twelve Northern Cardinals came to the deck.


A Red Breasted Nuthatch came to the deck.



House Finches fed with Purple Finches




and Gold Finches.


The marigolds have snow caps this morning.

I made a wish on the first snow.

23 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh wow! I love the pretty nuthatch and the snow on the marigold. Our marigolds have lasted so long this year, it's been unusual!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Beautiful pictures! The red cardinal in the snow is quite lovely!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I wondered if the snow I was seeing on the weather channel was coming your way. The best thing about it is that it brings the birds in close to the house. They are lucky to have your deck as refuge. The marigolds look warm even with their snowcaps.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

What beautiful shots. Hope your wish comes true. Love the cardinals all poufed out against the cold.

ShySongbird said...

What really beautiful photos Sherry! All your colourful birds are a delight to see.

How very quickly you have gone from an Indian Summer to snow!

Chris said...

Snow already! Is this early for you or usual? The photo of the cardinal is wonderful, such a splash of colour! Stay warm, Sherry :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Will you please come and look at my mystery duck on my post today and see if you can identify it? I am really having trouble with this one! We are in the mountains of NC but of course it could be migrating. Thanks!

Grammy said...

Oh my you had snow! Burr. I love your photos though. We just have lots of rain. Have a wonderful week.

Juliet said...

Snow already? Pretty though it looks in your pictures, I hope our Indian summer lasts a bit longer - I have so many gardening jobs still to do this year!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for stopping by! I updated my post with the info and a link to your blog! I appreciate your help!

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,
I really enjoyed these snowy photos, but it seems early. Guess it'll be Indian Summer there again soon. Our Indian Summer just ended today.

Dimple said...

I like the female cardinal. It's not often you see a picture of one of them--everyone seems to use the males. Of course, they are the redder ones!

Cathy said...

Wonderful! Send me a few flakes my if you don't mind.

Aimee said...

beautiful! We have a variety of finches here including the red and gold. Thanks!

Marvin said...

Great shots of the birds. I wonder what they think about the first snow?

Some folks over in northwest Arkansas reported a light dusting of snow on their cars. A possibility of a snow/rain mix was in our forecast, but did not happen. My feelings were not hurt by being left without snow.

Natural Moments said...

With the change in the weather we have received our first trumpeter swans of the season this past week. Lots of wind, but no snow as of yet for us.

Did you wish that all people could reflect upon beauty in life and in nature as you do? :)

Akaleia said...

What wounderful pictures in a nearly intact natur.
LG from Rheinhessen
Birgit

vrtlarica said...

So many different birds! And they are so pretty!
Great pictures

sweet bay said...

Gorgeous shots. How nice to see Purple Finches -- it's so much more common just to see House Finches these days. My favorite is the Goldfinch -- she looks at peace with the snow.

Wendy said...

My goodness! You've had snow before us! It's still nice and warm up here (in the mid-40's, that's warm for now) with sunshine. A very atypical November. Sometimes we have snow this early, but not this year.

You saw a flock of cardinal??? I've never seen more than 2 at a time. They look so sweet on your back deck.

Like that you took the snow-covered marigold. They are hardy, aren't they?
Namaste

scienceguy288 said...

It is that time of year. However, I must confess to wishing for a few more weeks of sun and cool weather. It is quite beautiful in its own right.

Janie said...

You have beautiful birds at your feeder. Great photos of them. It's good to make a wish upon the first snow!

Judi said...

I love these photos! What a treat.