Yesterday I stayed home because I knew I would be trapped in DC if I went to work. This gray squirrel was out eating as much as it could and gave me a look as to say, “you had better stock up”. I took its advice and brought in more wood just in case the power goes off. So far so good on that front.
Last night I took this photo and the snow was already up quite a bit.
This morning around eight this was the scene.
I cleared a path to the railing so I could put out some loose suet and the much loved meal worms.
You can see from my reflection how high the snow was then. 26 inches and more on the way. In fact now it looks like there are 2 more inches out there. On December 21 I had twenty three inches. We are getting about an inch an hour and I think it is supposed to continue the rest of the day. So I will probably get the 30 inches they predicted for the Blue Ridge Mountains.
These are the stairs leading up to my deck.
I have the dilemma of should I go out and clear off more space for more food and scare the birds away or let it alone for a while. A white crown sparrow was just here but I didn’t get a good photo. This Starling just showed up
along with these finches. I think the word is out, “Squirrel Café is open”.
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