We just celebrated our third anniversary in the new house. We can’t believe it hasn’t been longer because it feels like we’ve been here forever – in a good way! We wake up here in the morning and thank our lucky stars that we get to live here.
Winter came early this year and Ned is outside snowplowing the driveway for the second time. This is our second “measurable” snow so far and we had a couple of other days when we had s light dusting of snow. Luckily we have the snow tires on and we are ready to meet winter in Maine with whatever she has to dump on us! Our house is warm and dry and such a special place …
The snow started last night around ten o’clock (pm). I woke up at some point during the night – maybe it was when my husband, dreaming, kicked me in his sleep? – and wondered if our power was still on. I didn’t hear anything but didn’t want to get out of bed either.
This morning when we woke up, the snow was falling heavily and several inches were on the ground, although, with the wind, it’s hard to know exactly how much we have. The porches are all snow-covered. The lights and screens are, too!
As of ten o’clock (am) it’s still coming down and we’ve (the royal we, I have to give credit to my husband who takes care of my little dogs!) cleared a “spot” for the little dogs to go outside and husband has gone out to fill the bird feeders. We have feeders around the yard and have recently added a thistle feeder for the finches and a cracked corn feeder for the squirrels.
We have seen our first flocks of goldfinch and red-winged blackbirds. We have lots of birds in the winter … juncos and our year-round chickadees and all sorts of wonderful woodpeckers. Watching the birds is something I’ve loved since childhood. My dad was a bird watcher. He taught me everything I know about wild birds. I know he’d be thrilled to know we are carrying on his tradition … and the tradition of “fighting” with the squirrels!