I woke up this morning to what I thought was the scent of baking bread. I tried to hide from the deliciousness of it by burrowing further under the covers, but it was futile. I came downstairs to freshly made coffee and chocolate chip raisin oatmeal cookies. It wasn’t bread, after all.
The world is white outside. Through the night we had about 4-5 inches of snow but for several hours it was freezing rain, so when you walk it’s pretty treacherous. So far, all is quiet but high winds are predicted to begin later today.
As I sipped my coffee, I sat by the kitchen window and took many photos of the birds on the feeders or on the trees waiting a turn on the feeders. And all of them were really not good. I’d love a new Nikkor 70-300mm lens but that’s neither here nor there. A reader asked that I identify the birds I post, which is a good idea. Above is a tufted titmouse.
Here we have a slate-colored male juncoe.
A male cardinal.
And a little sparrow butt.
This is a photo my husband took from his seat is in the breakfast nook.
There’s a high likelihood that the power will go out, and we think we’re prepared. Right now though, it’s really quite beautiful. I took the photo below while sitting on the stone step on our front porch at about midnight last night. I had the ISO (film speed) set really high, hence the noise (grain). It had just begun to sleet.
I’ll check in throughout the day. Hope yours is a safe one, especially if you’re in the path of this latest storm.