Weather

Brrrrrr!

This morning’s low was  -14 degrees with a windchill of -40 degrees at 8:30. The roads were clear, but it was brutal here in central Indiana. Even the colleges were closed for the day. Our high was -2 around 5:30 this afternoon.

SAC and I are always watching our feeder birds, as are our indoor cats. SAC spotted these three. (Notice the Mourning Dove photobombing in one pic?)

 

Why are they here? We had seen one resident robin several times this winter, but had no idea we had three. I wonder how many more are lurking in the spruce windbreak or the woodlot!?

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Jewels

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Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

On the second day of Great Backyard Bird Count we were surprised to see our first American Robin of the year!

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The American Robin seemed surprised too…

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Maybe he thought it was supposed to be spring since on Tuesday we had hit a state-record high temperature of 77!

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Walking in the Snow

Daughter and I walked to the creek at dusk during the snowfall on December 29th.

It left six inches but what a magical walk!

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Crazy Weather!

A long spell of unusually warm weather with temps in the 60s has really changed up when we see things. Stephanie was going to the mailbox and spotted this garter snake on the gravel drive.

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I went to the mailbox on November 22nd and saw that the forsythia bush was blooming. It was still blooming on November 29th.

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Doing yard work on November 4th, I noticed that one of our apple trees was blossoming! This doesn’t bode well for next year’s crop

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Snow!

A picture of an oak tree and a line of Norway spruce in the snow

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Diamonds from God

Diamonds from God

Diamonds from God

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