The first snow of 2022 has arrived at our mountaintop home. The temperature is just above freezing this morning, so the beautiful blanket of white won’t last long.
A well-stocked bird pantry graces our front porch: fresh water, seeds, and suet. Our favorite winter birds have returned: the titmouse, nuthatch, and juncos. A pair of cardinals, and another of mourning doves feed on the snow-covered ground below.
The garden beds are buried in a half-foot of snow, dormant until St. Patrick plantings.
A robin-egg blue sky peeks out from the waning storm clouds. We enjoy all of these lovely sights from the fireplace-warmed great room.
Enjoy the winter, be safe and stay sound.