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First Snowfall with Sticking Power December 6, 2011

Filed under: Birding,Midwest,Winter — Paula B @ 11:50 AM
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I really have to admit, that as much as I dislike most of our Minnesota winters, I do love the first snow. It was so beautiful coming down on Saturday.

Nothing like a December snow and Christmas music to put you in the spirit of the season. Hymnus, the community choir I belong to, had just finished singing at the Guthrie Theater and had emerged out into the streets of downtown to see it falling. Under the lights of downtown with a nearly-calm wind, the flakes were large and twinkly against the night sky. Magical! The drive to and from downtown Minneapolis in it…not so magical!

My backyard is also transformed into a magical scene with the snow clinging to the evergreens, beckoning me outside to capture the moment.

snowy evergreen | december 2011 | | paula bonelli

I think the evergreens look so pretty with the winter birds perched in them. My dark-eyed juncos, chickadees and cardinals use these trees as a shelter from the winter winds. Just after the snow, this junco decided to snuggle into one of my feeders for the day. Looks cold to me. 😀

dark-eyed junco | | paula bonelli

dark-eyed junco

What birds are you seeing in your winter backyard?


2 Responses to “First Snowfall with Sticking Power”

  1. I agree, Sat evening snow was beautiful, but was not sorry to see it go yesterday!
    But the mud is tiresome.
    Funny, I love Winter photography–my own and all others–but not a Winter fan at all.
    I miss Summer.
    Happy Holidays.

    • Paula B Says:

      I’m not a fan of winter either. Each year I wonder why I still live here! I hope your holidays were blessed. Looking forward to following your blog in 2012. 🙂

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