Hummingbird in the Snow

On Saturday I posted pictures of our first hummingbird of the season.

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Rain was forecast for Sunday. The rain began in the morning.  It soon turned to snow.  Within minutes there was a layer of snow covering everything including the hummingbird feeder.

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The hummingbird came swooping around the feeder shortly after the picture of the feeder was taken. We removed the snow from the feeder and the hummingbird soon came back.

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I took my first ever picture of a hummingbird in the snow.  We also saw a second hummingbird who we believe was the female. She made a brief visit but we did not see her again. The snow melted by noon.

Have I said that I love hummingbirds? Just another thread of my life.

Saturday Spring Snow and a Stitching Post

This morning we woke up to a bright white winter landscape. The trees that had been leafing out for weeks were covered with white fluffy snow. It is an annual phenomenon here that after fruit trees have blossomed and spring flowers have made their appearances that we get a cold spell and a killing frost. We don’t always get a late spring snowfall.

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We have had weeks of beautiful spring weather so I know this is just a temporary setback. I am able to enjoy the beauty that I see out my window. It began snowing before we went to bed last night so we covered the most tender of the plants, like the blackberry shoots. The snow will be gone by noon.

Today in my Saturday stitching post I will display some slow and steady progress on the previous UnFinished Object (UFO) which has now become a Work in Progress (WIP).

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Snowfall at the Homestead

The high desert of northern New Mexico experiences winter in its grandeur.

Snow started falling yesterday morning and it fell intermittently all day.  The meteorologist calls it “a snow event”.   We have had very little snow so far this season and the land is thirsty for moisture.

Light snow in late afternoon
Light snow in late afternoon

The snow is beautiful.  The morning light displays the beauty at the Good Woman’s humble adobe abode.

The home's front entrance
The home’s front entrance
The piñon tree guarding the deck
The piñon tree guarding the deck
Desert plant surrounded by snow
Desert plant surrounded by snow
Shrubbery with a pristine coating of snow
Shrubbery with a pristine coating of snow
Hawthorn berries add a splash of red to the monochromatic landscape.
Hawthorn berries adding a splash of red to the monochromatic landscape
One of many bird feeders
One of many bird feeders

I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost

—Percy Bysshe Shelley