The heaviest ever snowfall in October in Massachusetts fell between early this morning and this evening
We are setting weather records. Four inches of heavy, wet white stuff fell here in Snowville, U.S.A. This is because we don’t (normally) get snow in October. What was weird is that I had been noticing the winter birds weren’t here yet. No juncos so it can’t be winter. This morning when I got up and took a few pictures because I figured it was going to stop any minute. Then I went back to sleep for a couple of hours. When I woke Garry at 10 in the morning, the snow was falling heavily and I said, “Well, I think maybe you aren’t going to the pharmacy or the bank and Garry said: “Yup, not going out today.”
And he didn’t. Then I took about 400 pictures of birds and a squirrel and a few trees, just because the snow on them was so beautiful. The leaves on the oak trees hadn’t even changed yet, so it was snow on green leaves and the birds were going wild for the food. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them so crazy at the feeders. I think when it snows, they are afraid and need to keep eating so they won’t freeze.
I wanted to post 31 pictures to celebrate the month, but even though I’ve been processing more or less all day, except for the time I took taking the pictures and making supper, I didn’t get 31 square ones done. Some pictures just don’t want to be squared. But I did my best. Next time is January? Full winter by then. It’s our coldest and usually snowiest month of our year. I hope we aren’t up to our hairline in snow!
Meanwhile, overnight, the juncos came back. They must have heard about the snow from some other bird.