Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winter 2011 Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

The snow was not as deep this year as last, but it was bitterly cold on the prairie.

The view through the windshield coming home from work.

The distant hills almost hidden in the snowfall.

This is the way "damned cold" looks!

The only happy spirit in all of Kansas during the winter.
The Good Dog Duke loves the snow and cold. He thrives in it.

If you look closely, there are many robins in this red bud tree. Each winter a larger flock of robins gather at my house for about a week or ten days. This season there were several hundred. They do not sing or chatter, but there are so many of them that I can hear the whoosh of their wings whenever something startles them. I never knew robins flocked together in such numbers. These in the tree were the front runners. I failed to get a good picture of the full flock. Maybe next January.

Along the creek. Beautiful....

but I hope it is the end of snow for 2011.


Li'l Ned said...

Brrrr is right. It's time for sunshine and warming temperatures.

We get flocks of robins usually in January. They come to eat the berries in the numerous Western Juniper trees in our area. Sometimes, especially when there is snow, the many splashes of red color on the branches make for a giant Christmas tree effect.

Winter has its points. But enough. Really. I mean it.

Jackie said...

Oh yeah, I agree: enough already!