WHEE! The birds and I were happy yesterday for snow here at Cupcake Falls, New York (and I suspect you can hear some opera playing in the background, which ain’t bad, either). We asked for a winter, and maybe–just maybe–we’re going to get our wish.

  1. Norm says:

    Love that little filmed moment, Margaret – hope there are more of those in the future. Yet another great way that you share your garden and self with those of us who enjoy your blog so much. :-) Thanks!

  2. Pru says:

    I’m pleased that winter has arrived. The UK has a lot of rain and is mild and I’m beginning to think I should have wished harder for a proper UK winter.

    I hope you have a great start to 2013 – I’m very excited about your new book.

  3. Charlene says:

    Who knew Chipping sparrows or other small birds stay out feeding during a snow storm? I didn’t! So beautifully illustrates how, though the garden is taking a deep breath, the activity continues to move forward even when not a limb on a deciduous tree or gone-to-pod flower stirs. Beautifully peaceful!

    Seeing this serene scene set me to wondering what the term for a group of small birds is. And I came across this informative article.

    Thanks for the Informative interlude.

  4. Joanna Spaulding says:

    We are snow and 18o this morning. Must get out to feed the birds. The waterholes are warmed, electrically, but there is no way feed them except to grin and bear it.
    Of course, they are infinitely worth it—and I feel so good when the chore is completed.

    Had to take down a huge Ponderosa Pine this fall. Very sad, but it was really assaulted by lightning a few years ago, and was dying. It was about 70′ tall.

  5. kristi says:

    We are very happy for a snowy winter too. Love how the white backdrop makes the feeder birds easier to see, and make the cardinals seem extra red.

    Happy New Year!

  6. Louise says:

    You are always inspired. I should have taken a video of snow the day after Christmas. It was much welcomed and I am glad to see your snow video. I haven’t seen the cardinals who live in a grand pine tree. At least I photographed it in snow.

  7. Margaret Mary Dabe says:

    Beautiful with the added opera! Happy New Year Margaret. Just saw a site on pallet garden for small spaces-intrigued.

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