This time of year you never know if the weather forecasters will be correct or not. Recently, they have been wrong more often than right. This particular system that moved through today was actually worse than expected. We've had a sleet and snow mix with thunder and lightening. Although it is beautiful I can't help but cringe when I hear the ice covered trees. They sound as if they are going to break into pieces.
You would think that in icy weather like this the birds would be scarce, but no, we've had a lot of bird activity at the feeders today. Again, I threw seeds on the patio to bring the birds up a little closer.
The Dark-eyed Juncos will come right up to the patio door and seem oblivious to me or my camera flash.
I was standing at the patio door, and happened to have it opened when this robin flew right on the patio. I wish the dog's chain hadn't been in the way. I was almost too excited to take the picture.
I saw two robins on Sunday, when we had our springlike temperatures. I was shocked when I saw several today in this weather; there were probably about five or six of them.
Even in the midst of winter's icy grip, we have the promise of spring.
The wind was blowing so hard that my bird feeder pole is leaning; the birds didn't seem to mind at all.
Even the tiny chickadee braved the wind and icy weather.
The doves, like the juncos, come right to the door even though I'm standing there usually with the cat and dog at my feet, and my camera flashing.
I'm very glad I didn't have to get out today. It was one of those days where I just wanted to drink coffee, look outside and enjoy the birds while watching the ice accumulate.
I'm really looking forward to attending the Indy Flower and Patio show this weekend, it will be my little spring vacation.