LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Different March

We awakened March 1, 2010 to yet another deep snow!  I wanted to stay in bed all day, but dragged myself from under the covers and put out the feeders and water for the birds.  Oh, and then I shoveled and shoveled and shoveled.  The shoveling didn't break my back, but it almost broke my spirit.  Afterwards, I relaxed and watched the birds.


I don't think this cardinal liked the snow any more than I did.




The goldfinch has a mouthful of snow along with the sunflower seed.




The snow was heavy on the branches.




How much more of this stuff were we going to see?








Fast forward to yesterday...March 1, 2011.  Now this is the weather we moved here to enjoy.  Sunny and mild with temperatures in the mid-fifties!

A very different kind of bird soaking up the sunshine.




What a gorgeous day!

We will no doubt have some cold days ahead of us, perhaps even more snow.  But this March weather is more typical and we can expect more and more of these days.  We look outside at 6:00 pm and there is still daylight.  Oh, how I love it.

19 comments:

Elora said...

What a difference a year makes, eh! Love your new masthead! Does it have a story?

Elora

merrilymarylee said...

NO! I can't believe that! I have the back door open and the tulip magnolia trees, daffodils, redbuds, and forsythia are all glorious. Of course, if you're getting snow, that probably means that later in the week we'll get a killing frost that will ruin the azaleas.

Must say that your snow is lovely. And that wonderful header. . . oh, my! I LOVE ait!

merrilymarylee said...

NO! I can't believe that! I have the back door open and the tulip magnolia trees, daffodils, redbuds, and forsythia are all glorious. Of course, if you're getting snow, that probably means that later in the week we'll get a killing frost that will ruin the azaleas.

Must say that your snow is lovely. And that wonderful header. . . oh, my! I LOVE it!

Tricia said...

I don't know how ya'll endure all the snow, but it sure makes for some beautiful images, especially the bird shots... beautiful!!! =)

kks said...

LOVE the header! enjoy the beautiful weather!
beats the heck out of me about the election outcomes...arg!
xoxo
what a wonderful story about the falcon! :)

Carolina Linthead said...

We were living in Weaverville when the March "white hurricane" of '93 came to town, so, yes, I know what it can be like. I am so very, very glad that this is a kinder, gentler March for you! It's nice up in Ohio, too. I'll try to post some pics very soon.

troutbirder said...

We always had some faith in the old saw in you don't like the weather in Minnesota... stick around for a few hours and it'll change. That theory has been disproved this winter. Snow - snow- and more snow.....

Karin said...

Love your new header! If it's any consolation we had more snow up here and it's BITTER cold! I guess March is coming in like a lion and then should go out like a lamb! Spring can't come soon enough for this tired body!

George said...

I really like the weather of March, 2011, much better than the weather of march, 2010. I, too, am enjoying the longer days.

Rudee said...

I'd say I'm jealous, but we've had two days with sunshine, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

Enjoy your glorious weather!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love this milder weather also--but let's just hope that we don't have what happened in 2007 when we had a horrible freeze the first of April and lost most of our new Spring growth... Remember that???? Yipes.
Hugs,
Betsy

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

WE are all getting geared up for Spring....and being teased with these warm days! I too am afraid we will still have some "cold" weather before Spring is here to stay!

Great Pics!

~Beth

The Bug said...

Definitely a MUCH better March for you guys :) We're getting warmer too - although it was still in the 20s when I left for work this morning, it's been heating up to the 50s or so during the day.

Ann Nichols said...

Oh my...what a difference a year makes!!
And who is that gorgeous doggie in your header? What a beauty!
|Enjoy your weather!
Ann

Barb said...

I think maybe spring has sprung for you! I'm glad it's showing its face somewhere...

Vicki Lane said...

It's been glorious, indeed!

jeannette said...

We need those pics from the past sometimes to see what we have instead of what we lack! I keep some of those of those kind of pics at hand:):) Thanks for sharing this!

KB said...

Beautiful banner art! I love it.

I'm glad that you're getting your favorite kind of spring weather! What a difference a year makes. I'll have to visit your blog to get my "fixes" of spring until ours finally arrives.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy you are getting the days that you deserve. Love those yard birds...and a gorgeous banner picture too!