Our first snow was in October, but it didn't last long. We had a couple inches of snow yesterday, and it has been snowing most of the day. When it's all done, they say we could have around 8 to 12 inches.
School is out today, so Larry and I are off of work. I spent most of the morning cleaning in order to find my memory cards and card reader so I could take pictures of the snow. I still haven't found them, but thought to ask Larry if he had a card I could use, and if I could I borrow his card reader. I think he liked it that I was cleaning, so he didn't offer these things, even though he knew I was looking for them. Plus, he hates it when things like that are missing, and wants them found as soon as possible. I am more the kind of person who feels they will turn up when I'm looking for something else, and I'm not going to worry about it too much.
Well, I was tickled that Larry loaned me his reader, and one of my 2 memory cards was still in it from the last time I had to borrow it. First, I went to the window in our dining room to see if I could see birds on the feeders. I ended up taking photos of the back yard.
I went to the back door to get away from the screen, and took some photos through the window in order to not scare the birds away. I saw several dark eyed juncos. It was hard to get photos because they didn't stay in once place very long at a time.
There were several sparrows, too. I am glad to see they didn't chase the juncos away.
I went ahead and opened the door, and the birds did take off. I stayed in the doorway, though, because it was too cold for me out there. I wonder how much more snow we will get. It's not supposed to quit until after midnight, last I heard.
Larry has shoveled twice since yesterday. This was taken about an hour or so after the last shoveling. You can see bird tracks in this photo. I wish I'd have thought to ask to borrow a memory card before Larry and Heidi went out to shovel. I wanted to get some photos of her in the snow.
I went to the front door, and stuck my arm out to get photos in the front yard.
It sounds like this snow is widespread. If you are experiencing the blizzard, like we are, I hope you are able to stay inside and are keeping warm. I need to get back to my cleaning, and hope to get done so I can do some blog visiting.
(I just had to come back here to say that I decided not to tackle the mess on the computer desk since I was able to use Larry's memory card, but went upstairs to sort through my clothes and put aside the ones that don't fit right now. I had lost 60 pounds a few years ago, and have gained 23 back. I hope I am finished gaining weight. Anyway, I found a missing set of keys that Larry was reminding me about just yesterday. See, things turn up! Now, I wonder where my reader and other memory card are.)
Added 1/9/10- I just remembered to get included in Nancy, at Soliloquy's First Snowfall Project, so if you get here from there, and are not familiar with my blog, click on "home" to see how much snow we now have.