This past week was our first week back after winter break, and, as luck would have it, our first real snow of the winter. Consequently, we actually had only two days of school, which is a nice way to ease back into it, in my opinion!
It's so cold, Arlo is willing to cuddle up with Sophie, despite the risk of getting his nose scratched!
Now, granted, what qualifies as real snow in Kentucky might seem laughable to some of you; we had four to five inches. Okay, I can hear you laughing. However, like much of the country, we've had record-breaking cold temperatures, so the snow on the side streets that weren't cleared just froze. School buses don't skate well.
One of my favorite gifts this Christmas was this fantastic bird feeder, from my sister-in-law, Donna. It had not been in use very long when the snow hit, so naturally I was out on the back porch taking photos like mad until my finger was too frozen to push the shutter button.
The birds had white beaks from digging down into the snow to find seeds...
The cadmium red cardinals were so unbelievably bright against the white of the snow; they were almost orange.
This little guy was adorable! I'll have to look this up, but I think he's a titmouse?
I'll have to look this one up as well...
A female red-head woodpecker- apparently she lets her mate wear the pretty red hat, but he refused to pose for me.
Another cardinal waits in the tree for his turn at the food...
while his mate says, "Come on, hurry up!" or maybe, "Back off, it's all mine!"
The dogs get all revved up when it's cold outside, just like kids playing in the snow.
Arlo runs through the snow like a little maniac!
It's too cold to stay out for long, though. Sunny stands on his hind legs and peeks in the back door window when they want in...
Bye for now!