Monday, March 3, 2014

THIS IS MARCH MADNESS

No, not college basketball, but the weather!  We got another coating of ice over everything yesterday before it began snowing and snowing and snowing - again.  This morning, about 3-4 inches of snow.  Shoveling out and using up the last of the pellets to break up the ice.  What fun!

Here are some interesting visitors to the feeders...















































6 comments:

Caroline Simmill said...

What a fine group of birds. Lovely to see them here on your blog. You may well feel inspired to paint them after having cleared away the snow from the path! I thought your last watercolor painting of the pretty bird was very nice Rhonda, your birds have such character.

Studio at the Farm said...

It has been a horrific winter everywhere, Rhonda. I wonder when Spring will arrive, and what the summer will be like.
Glad to see you feeding the birds. :)
Kathryn

Sadami said...

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CrimsonLeaves said...

Is that a robin in the midst? Usually a great harbinger of spring! I don't think I've seen any yet, but then I haven't gotten out of the house much either. Love that you feed the birds...

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Caroline, Kathryn and Sadmi :)

Sherry, yes, the robin came very early and he's figured out how to get the suet!! So he's getting a little fat :) Just the single one so far but he's suffered through a lot of bad weather. The one with the black bib is a flicker and there were 2 that came through and now I just see 1 - they don't stay in this area long.

I do intend to try to paint some of these soon as I get myself in gear - need some sunshine!!

laura said...

I've never seen a flicker: handsome bird. At first I thought maybe it was an American woodcock with the robin in the first photo--another harbinger of spring. In fact, this Saturday, at dusk, I'm going out with some birders to see(we hope) the male woodcocks sing and dance to attract their mates.