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Chickens Gardening Stories from Our Nest Tours

A New England Snowy Morning

Last night I could hear the winds whipping and the rain falling.  Then all of sudden around nine o’clock in the evening a serene silence fell upon my ears.  The pounding sleeting rain had turned to snow.  Wonderful huge heavy snowflakes fell from the evening sky.  This morning I woke to streams of brilliant morning sunlight dancing through the windows.  The storm had left the wet heavy snow clinging to all in sight.  The wild birds were awake, alive and singing songs from their hearts.
By the time I journey out, the snow on the chicken coop had begun to melt.
Snow covered branches were beginning to melt.

 

Branches heavy with snow bent from the weight.

 

Singing chickadees were some of the first to arrive at the feeders.

 

Two regular Red Breasted Nuthatches came to investigate too.

 

Of course, my heart always feels a sense of peace when the Carolina Wrens are visible at the feeders.  We have been sustaining a few generations now of these little ones.  It is not often that they overwinter in the Northeast, but they are happy here in our yard.

 

The vegetable garden now sleeps.  The trellises are now covered in snow.

 

I scooped the snow away from our beehive entrances and left the rooftop snow for insulation. The morning sun was just beginning to reach and warm the hives.
We are expecting more wintry weather over the next few weeks.  The magic of winter is upon us.
“What good is the warmth of summer, 
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
 ~John Steinbeck

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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  • Good Morning, What wonderful photos! You have inspired me to go out side and click, click, click! Have a great day, Anna.

  • So beautiful!! It's a whole new world when the snow falls and blankets everything!
    Appears to be wet snow since it's sticking to everything!!

  • So beautiful.

  • Beautiful photos and post . I love a winter wonderland soo pretty despite the cold . Have a great day !

  • I'm really enjoying the snow here in Western Mass. Great pix!

  • Very beautiful post, the bird photos are stunning!

  • Beautiful photos! We had lots of snow this week but it is starting to melt now. I love that quote :) It's so true.

  • What wonderful photographs and such pretty little birds, everything sparkles. I would love to have just one White Christmas and New Year

  • Kp

    Beautiful photos! Random question for you too – what is the name of the color you painted your coop? It's a really beautiful hue!

    • Hi Kp. I'm so glad you like the color. I am not sure of the name. I ordered it pre-painted from http://www.greenchickencoop.com. Perhaps they will tell you if you send them an email.

  • Thank you for a heavenly slice of a New England morning. I am in Australia and a snowy New Year would be a treat! Those little birds are sweet.

  • What fabulous photos you've taken of your winter wonderland! The bird pictures are so beautiful!
    Happy New Year!
    Debbie :)

  • Beautiful photographs. Snow is one thing I miss about the west, living in Thailand. Thailand has never had snow so it's one thing just about every Thai I know would love to see.

    Our weather today, New Year's Day 2013 in Bangkok, — hot, hot, hot :) (About 95 degrees).

    Happy New Year!

  • So beautiful! I pray you have a wonderful New year! http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com/

  • Thank you friends for all of your lovely comments. I am so very glad to know that you enjoyed this post. Happy New Year to you all!

  • Beautiful…the snow the birds, everything! Happy New Year!
    Karen

  • Gorgeous shots, Melissa. Thank you for sharing on the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Happy New Year!

    Kathy Shea Mormino