Go, snow!

Starlings swooping in on the feeders
Starlings swooping in on the feeders

The snow gun is blowing out there. We just got our first hit of nearly a foot of fluffy, dry snow. Friday afternoon, overnight, off and on Saturday, Sunday morning, in a steady shift from dry snow to wet snow. During any quiet period, the birds are crowding the feeders looking for a bite.  Sparrows, juncos, cardinals, and a gang of starlings that blew through and left.

Dry snow might blow more, but it’s so much easier to move around, and it makes the prettiest shapes.

Snow heaping on bins and feeders
Snow heaping on bins and feeders
Snow on steps
Snow on steps

I like the high-browed heaps not just on the compost tumblers, but on top, and inside the feeders, though I feel bad for the birds trying to get the seed out.

I like the scallops going up the steps.

Mostly I like sitting inside and watching it come down, because when it stops, it’s time to shovel again.