Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Puffed Up

The lines on the road were laid down by big trucks. They were pre-treating the road with chemicals for yesterday's snow. And sure enough...


The birds in our lilac bush were all puffed up to keep warm in the icy cold. None were more puffy than this White Throated Sparrow.


I caught this House Finch eating snow off the branches.


I suppose this will kill the new buds on the forsythia.

But despite all the freezing snow, there was still a gorgeous sunset! Too bad I could not get out of the house to snap it.

“Our true identity is flat and plain, not puffed up with the wrong kind of ingredient.”
1 Corinthians

15 comments:

reana claire said...

Wow... yesterday there were no snow and in today's post, it is heavily snowing? What a change in weather... and the birds indeed are puffed up.. As usual, you captured them very well, Ginny!

Linda said...

I can't believe your weather! You are all made of amazing stuff! Spring is springing here in Texas! Hope it makes its way to you soon!

Cherish happy moments said...

Love it special the birds! have a nice day>Joan

Ann said...

So that's what the lines were. I've never seen that done before. Love the pictures of the sparrow and the finch. Stay warm. We had some more snow yesterday.

Sandi said...

Beautiful!

The sign had me guessing. Yol? You? Yoj? Oh! It's sdrawkcab!


Sandra said...

i am totally shocked at the answer to the lines, never heard of anything like that, of course now i wonder if the chemicals are doing anything they should not.. your birds are beyond cute. adorable, precious, sweet are the words that come to mind.

Christine said...

Oh dear Ginny! Winter won't seem to let go and yet spring is coming when I see the lovely yellow forsythia blossoms!
I just love those photos of the birds!

Tamago said...

That’s what lines are for! And oh it looks cold!
Puffed up birds are so adorable. I hope they stay as warm as possible. Also hoping winter will leave already- no snow here, but so cold!

Ida said...

Those are very nice shots of the birds. Sorry about the snow. I know there are lots of people who are so wanting winter to be over.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Interesting to hear what those lines were for. I love those snowy scenes and the birds add a special touch, especially that bright House Finch.

Stacey Dawn said...

Hi Ginny! Nice to see you in blogland! I love that sparrow! So pretty! I hope you are doing well!

Joanne said...

Wow I would have never guessed! That was fun! We've had 3 big storms in 10 days! UGH I am so ready for spring!
Blessings, Joanne

Chris Scheuer said...

Snow in March! We had it too. It was nice as we knew it wouldn't last long. I hope the birdies understand that too!

Chatty Crone said...

That photo in the header - is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy Chan said...

Looks like winter is not ready to make an exit!