Saturday, February 7, 2009

What a difference a day makes…

Today the temp hit 56, a far cry from the weather the past couple of weeks, and with the warmer temps, the big melt. As I was writing this, a huge slab of snow and ice started sliding off the roof. Such a sound! The scraping and sliding started slowly and then picked up speed, scaring me for a split second until I realized what it was. I hope the gutter didn’t get knocked off and a few shingles dragged with it. I think it’s supposed to be warm again tomorrow, a nice surprise for early February!

Just a few days ago Squirrel Nutkin was playing 
in the snow on my deck, scrounging out peanuts 
and looking incredibly cute. He was watching 
me intently as I sat on the floor in the kitchen 
snapping photographs of him right and left. 

14 comments:

Shellmo said...

I love all the little snow flakes on Nutkin! Squirrels do look so cute when they eat!

Kelly said...

...I think so too...thanks Shelley!

Kallen305 said...

Nutkin is so cute!! I think nature made squirrels that way so they can get away with all of their antics.

I am so glad you had warmer temps. We had some of that here too today but it isn't expected to last long.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Isn't the warmth welcome!

Kelly said...

...very much so. I hope to get out tomorrow to our Great Blue Heron rookery and see if there is any action. If it's warm, it will be so much nicer.

Kelly said...

Kallen, I think you're right. They get away with a lot because they're so cute!

Jerry in Tampa said...

Hey Kelly! LOVE the images - excellent detail and texture!!! Thanks for the enjoyable education! I'm glad I found you AND I will be back!!! Keep shooting that camera!

Cheers :-))

Jerry in Tampa

Steve B said...

We are supposted to hit 47F today. Beach weather!

Chris said...

Hi Kelly,
Wooowwwwww, this little guy is so cute and the picture is wonderful... A very nice atmosphere with the snow and a very nice attitude... Funny he was posing for you... Congrats a picture I would like to get in my box!!!

RuthieJ said...

I'm glad you guys are finally thawing out! Minnesota is still above freezing too, so more warm temps still coming your way.

Kelly said...

Hi Jerry! Thanks for stopping by! I dropped by your blog...nice photos!!!

Hi Steve! Today hit 51 here. It was nice. I loved it.

Hi Chris! Are there squirrels in Iceland? I've heard they didn't make it that far...

Hi Ruthie! That's good to hear (it was beautiful today), but I do have to admit I have LOVED all the snow and ice this January and early Feb. It is the perfect backdrop to the birds and drove so many to my feeders.

Snowbabies said...

Cracking shot!

Paul.

Nick S said...

A little cutie. So much greyer than ours.

Kelly said...

Thanks, Paul and Nick!