Well, not only is snow a rare treat in this part of North Carolina….but two snow days in a matter of weeks? Awesome!
Friday night, it began to snow.
Cabbage wondered what the big deal was.
And when we got up this morning…
Of course by this point, the birdies already know that our back yard is “the” place to go when it snows.
This one was patiently waiting on the fence for us to toss out the birdseed onto the patio.
And here they come….
At one point, there were about 40 birds in the backyard at once!
After a little while, the boys went out to play in the snow, and wanted me to come watch…and take pictures of them on “the hill.”
So we headed outside, and down the path to “the hill” and lookie what I saw!
A fox squirrel! These things can come in a variety of colors. The red ones look like foxes. This one was solid black, with white on its ears and face, and was nearly the size of a cat. At first, that is what I thought it was, because I saw it on the ground. In the 12 years we have been in North Carolina, this is only the third time I have ever seen one….though from a distance. I had to really zoom the camera to get these.
Some of the scenery as we headed down the path through the woods.
I snapped this photo, just as my older son knocked the little tree, to shake off the snow.
Now…..when you live in the south, and snow RARELY happens, you generally don’t own things like sleds, snowboards or skiis. So what is a southern boy to do when there’s white stuff on the ground?
Grab a screwdriver, and take the wheels off a skateboard, and tada! Snowboard/sled!
Here they are, sledding down a hill, on a wheel-less skateboard.
While the boys were showing off their athletic skills, my daughter brought the dogs out for a walk.
Heading back down the path towards home…the wind blew, the trees shook, and it was snowing again!
Along the path again…
Add finally…a little Bear in the snow.