I was enjoying a brief time of sunshine today even though we’re being hit with this polar blast (high 24 degrees F.). It lasted just long enough this afternoon to melt off the dusting of snow we had. While I was looking out the window, I saw this:
This charming little bird arrives each year to keep us company through the winter. Known in some places as the “Snowbird”, the Dark-eyed Juncos arrive here each fall, usually November, and remain until spring. They then fly north or east into the mountains to mate and raise their young.
I’m hoping they are not a harbinger of a long cold winter. Unfortunately, I also found this on my porch wall right before the cold hit:
I am not ready for cold and snow! But Mother Nature has her own ideas about things! *sigh*