Our weather forecast for today was foreboding, and actually quite correct. I awoke to the predicted sounds of wind howling around the chimney, and the day very dark even though after sunrise. As the day progresses, snow is being blown by the wind, and after only a couple of hours, our bare garden area is thoroughly hidden; the grass is covered, but still has tips of green showing.
On days like this, there usually aren’t many birds around our feeders; they seem to have good instincts on weather conditions. All of a sudden, long after their normal time to show up for morning snacks, a small group of birds are here, on the feeders and the ground, to get what they can to eat and prepare for this nasty weather. They leave as quickly as they came.
I even notice a packed spot in the snow under the feeders where a squirrel has just rested to nibble his breakfast. Looking around, I spot him scurrying across the yard heading back to his warm den.
I hope all creatures, large or small, human or wild, can find a warm, cozy corner in their world today and keep safe.