Today we had glorious sunshine and warmer temperatures, but just over a week ago Old Man Winter dumped a little over 2 feet of snow on us over a period of several days. The heaviest snow fell on Thursday and Friday, February 25th and 26th, closing area schools and making travel difficult. We were lucky when all those recent big storms that socked states south and west of us missed us, but this time it was our turn! I took these photos on Thursday during the storm.
The big red barn looks spectacular in its snowy setting.
The Lilac bush will look very different in May.
A pair of snowy Apple Trees.
There's the snowplow, heading down the road....
The Driveway Garden is buried under snow.
And the Fence Garden.
The Silver Maple is white!
Sheba and Murphy are my snow cats,
although Murphy might have been bothered just a little by the face full of snow he was getting here.
Hannah doesn't like snow much at all. She prefers the warmth of the house.
The outdoor wood furnace keeps the house cozy and warm.
The birds were hungry!
Tree Sparrows had it a little easier after I scooped off some of the snow and replenished the seed.
These House Sparrows were fighting, the group flying from branch to branch of the big maple and finally landing in the snow.
Mourning Doves are more peaceful.
This little female Downy Woodpecker keeps busy.