This Christmas brought a gift to our county. Many of our friends and neighbors were delighted. The snow began to fall Christmas morning and kept falling all day. While others marveled at a white Christmas, I was screaming all day, "THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANTED!!!" The snow continued to fall. I cringed whenever anyone said, "Isn't it lovely?"
Our daughter was at the Chicago airport getting ready to board the plane. Realizing we would not be able to get to out to pick her up, we made reservations for her at a hotel near the Asheville airport. Just as her flight began to board, the Asheville airport closed and her flight was canceled. At the end of the day, she returned to Milwaukee and made reservations to come down three days later.
Our son and his wife had wanted to return to their home the day after Christmas but the snow kept them here for a while longer. So...the one who wanted to come could not get here and the ones already here could not get out.
The snowfall was widespread and EVERY SINGLE county in North Carolina (all one hundred of them) received at least some snow during the storm.
I'm happy to report that our son made it home and our daughter made it here and we did have some wonderful times with them, even if they did not make it the same time.
The birds appreciated the feeders and were active all day.
A cardinal sits in a nearby tree.
A Downy Woodpecker waits for the suet feeder.
A wren and a titmouse share the sunflower seeds.
I must admit, I did not enjoy the snow at all. We moved here to get away from the snow. We had one of the coldest Decembers on record capped with the heavy snow at the end of the month. I do hope it's not a sign of things to come. That's definitely not what I wanted.
I hope all of you had a good holiday and got exactly what you wanted. Somehow, I don't think this little goldfinch wanted this much snow either.