Monday, March 6, 2017

Old Man Winter Has Not Left Just Yet ...

Hello my dear friends,

it seems that Old Man Winter is not quite ready to leave just yet.

I haven't gotten around to sharing my latest walk along the river on a Spring like day about two weeks ago (I took many photos) and today I am sharing pictures of snow with all of you again.

This past Friday morning I was up very early (4.30 am) and when I looked outside, this is what I saw. I knew we had 'light' snow in the forecast but it seems that Mother Nature seemed to have a different opinion of what 'light' snow was.

I checked the weather forecast and the light snow had change to lake effect snow over the night.It pretty much ended up snowing until the skies cleared up somewhat later that morning and with the the brighter skies appearing so did this beautiful creature.

A lovely mourning dove chose our maple tree to rest in for a while. I just love these birds so much. There is just something so special about them. The dove sat all fluffed up in our tree for hours, warming up in the sun when it came out for a little bit and the snow stopped.

I had to head out to do a few errands that morning and for most of the time, the weather was fine but on my way back home it changed again. I had to drive through a almost complete whiteout but thankfully I didn't have too far to go.

The snow came in 'waves' that were short but intense. It had stopped again when I arrived back at home and to my surprise the little dove was still sitting in our maple tree but now actually sleeping.

It slept until the snow again. It woke up sat there for a while ...

...and then flew away. I am hoping it found a nice dense fir tree where it would be sheltered from the blowing snow and cold winds.

As the day grew older, the big heavy clouds finally moved along and the sun came out for a short time, making everything glisten.

My Peter Pan once again was covered in a white fluffy blanket and ...

... long sparkling icicles stared growing on our bird feeder. 
Overall I thought it was a lovely day with Old Man Winter visiting. I just hope the little dove with decide to visit our tree soon again too. I will be on the lookout for it.

I wish you all something little that makes your day a happy one.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Oh how cold it must be! and how sweet are the photos of the freezing bird!

    Hugs Ines♥

  2. As bad as it would be driving, it sure is pretty though. We haven't had much of a winter at all this year, just looking forward to Spring!!

  3. Good Morning Karen. The morning dove pictures are beautiful. Yep Old Man Winter is coming back to Chicago too. We are going to get some snow this weekend. Still hoping for Spring to show soon.

  4. I love the mourning doves too - we have many that come to our feeder on the balcony and often they will perch on my sewing room windowsill and peek in at me. Sometimes it's rather disconcerting to have the feeling that something is looking at you and look up to discover little birdie eyes inspecting my work.