Winter doesn’t technically start until next month, but Mother Nature sure has another plan for Northern New England. In other posts, I have mentioned that we have been in Maine for five years this November. We have never had snow on the ground for Thanksgiving. Maybe some ice, but never any snow. It feels more like Christmas than Thanksgiving. Anyway, here are a few photographs that I took from during yet another one of our snow storms. I took a few photographs of the birds braving the snow and I also took a few photos of the snow falling throughout the day. It ended in the early evening and all was quiet and peaceful again.
It seems like we have been getting snow daily lately. This cold weather has been something and it isn’t even December yet! It is supposed to be a beautiful sunshine filled Thanksgiving and 12 degrees Fahrenheit. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday – keep warm out there!
Black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)
White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
Red-breasted nuthatch (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Snow covered eastern white pines (Pinus strobus)
Snow covered birch (Betula) and beech trees (Fagaceae)
Falling snow in the backyard.
Here is a short video of the snow tapering down:
Apple trees (Malus pumila) after the falling snow.
Clear skies after the falling snow.
A late afternoon sky.