Songbirds in winter?

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been hearing songbirds in the wee morning hours. I wake to them and smile. I can’t say how much I love that pure and happy sound. It makes me think of balmy breezes, blowing window sheers and quiet warm-weather nights.

I heard the songs just yesterday morning – despite the 22 degree wind-chilled air.

This morning, I heard nothing. 🙁

I heard nothing partly because the birds weren’t around, partly because the heavy overnight snowfall cushioned all sound, and partly because… who’d want to sing on a cold dreary morning like this?

Snow for the birds

Snow can be beautiful. Virgin white. smooth and fluffy. Or it can be terrifying. Ice dimpled, wet and heavy.

This morning we have a mix of both. Unfortunately, the smooth fluffy stuff is on the grass and tops of cars… at least it looks that way. And the ice dimpled sludge is in the street making it very near impossible for cars to get up the hill in front of my house.

Well, if I didn’t know what I was going to do with myself today for sure, I do now. I’m going to shovel… and hope no one hits my car… though during the night someone, apparently, came close.

Car stuck in icy snow

Yeah… that’s my car parked by the tree and that’s… someone else’s car… stuck on the icy snow in front of me at an angle toward the street.  Yikes. Wonder just how it got in that position. I have to admit, I’m kinda glad I didn’t see it happening.

I suppose it could have been worse. My car could have been parked on this street…

What’s it like by you? Warm balmy breezes or icy winds and white skies?

10 Responses to Songbirds in winter?

  • Yikes. Did you watch the winter car bowling? (I think I’ll stay close to home.) But it’s March. Spring can’t be too far away. Can it?


  • I’m NOT a fan of snow…at all. I’ve had to drive in it a couple of times and if I NEVER see snow again, I’d be fine.

    Stay safe girl!

  • Just dropping by.Btw, you website have great content!

  • Linda,
    I keep closing my eyes, hoping and opening them again but the winter snow remains.


  • Laura,
    I’m not a fan of snow, either, but snow on its own isn’t so bad. It’s the ice that comes with it that’s so scary. But the roads are somewhat clear here now so driving today shouldn’t be too bad.

  • Ompaa,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

  • Debbie, I love your writing. I hope your snow description, the absence of birds, and the blizzard’s crippling effect is in one of your books!
    Yesterday I talked with my son who lives on Long Island which is close to your location. He did not have good things to say about this hopefully last snow dump. I told him spring would come. It will, it will!

  • Oh, Debbie, that video made me laugh until my stomach hurt. I love the Keystone Cops music and feel to it. So funny.

    It’s warm here, with a little rain yesterday and more on the way tomorrow, which is good since we’re heading into a long, dry winter.


  • Kathleen,
    Wowie! Thank you!!
    As for your son’s opinion of yesterday’s snow… I wholeheartily agree. Awful. Though, I must say, the city did a pretty good job cleaning it up. Most of it, anyway.

  • Linda,
    Isn’t that video funny?! At about 1:09 a car slides down and it looks like the driver and passenger switch sides. That would be me… hightailing it right out from behind the wheel… so I can “drive” from the safety of the passenger’s seat. lol.
    I’m glad you’re getting some rain there. Hopefully there will be enough to keep any fire or drought issues at bay.

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