We were jolted into winter last night when received over nine inches of snow! The temperatures fell into the mid twenties today, and tonight it is supposed to be in the single digits. Just last weekend we enjoyed temperatures in the mid sixties and thought that winter was a long way off. Even though we have had several hard frosts, my delphinium has still been blooming. I think this might be it’s last hurrah!
My backyard looks like a winter wonderland. Deep, wet snow has coated the trees, bushes, and my bird feeders. I went outside first thing this morning and cleared the snow (after one of the feeders had already fallen over). The birds were very appreciative and were very active all day long.