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.
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. 😀
What birds are you seeing in your winter backyard?