I know many of you are sick of winter already and tired of all the snow and cold weather we’ve been getting. I love all the seasons except mud season! To me February means we’re finally getting some good snow and the temperatures are a little warmer. My garden is slowly disappearing under all the snow we’ve been getting. It’s going to be a long time before we’re enjoying any meals at the picnic table.
My husband and I try to get out and snow shoe whenever possible. We are lucky as we can just walk out our door and put our snowshoes on and go out into the woods. I love snowshoeing through the woods when the snow is coming down and it is so quiet. I also enjoy those beautiful blue sky days when everything is crisp and clear.
We have an abundance of birds that flock to our feeders this time of year. The bird book is always close at hand so we can identify the various birds. The nuthatches are here every day no matter what the weather! We’ve also had a large flock of Redpoles and mixed in are a few of their northern cousins the Hoary Redpoles! They are very skittish and it’s hard to get a picture of them.
Last year I made some bird treats for Valentine’s Day and hung them in the tree. Guess I’d better get busy if I plan to make them again this year!
I hope wherever you live you are enjoying this short month of February. The days are getting longer and it won’t be long before spring is here and we’re back outside in the garden! In the meantime I’m enjoying the snow!