Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ice and Snow

And robins, cold, hungry robins. They are simply everywhere, all up and down the county. Yesterday as the snow tapered off after the big snow dump they were juggling and teetering all over the wild rose bushes eating rose hips. Today they were flying over, quite high, scouting for meals.

I went out and shoveled a bit of the ground under the big apple tree in case they come by and are hungry, but they seem to have eaten a lot of the apples already.

 Hope they are finding enough.

Discovered where the Carolina wrens are roosting. There is a board off one of the doors in the old heifer barn and they are going in and out there. Probably warmer in there than outdoors and I'll bet there are plenty of spiders and such for them to nibble on as well.

We saw this neat ice formation on the way up county for grain the other day. Can't say as I have ever seen such an ice flow in that particular spot before. 


Cathy said...

Waaaait a minute. OK. If you go to dead center of that ice picture . . . please estimate the length of one of those ice sickles from it's rounded top to its point. Are those as massive as I'm thinking ?!

Rev. Paul said...

There are a couple of places along the highway heading south out of Anchorage where the "ice falls" are large enough that mountain climbers use them for practice. I should get some pics of that.

But your pictures are nicer, with the li'l birdies. :)

Cathy said...

Awwww . .. "cold and hungry robins" . .
Keep shoveling under that apple tree nice lady.

threecollie said...

Cathy, I am not good at such judgments, but this is the side of Big Nose Mountain taken from quite some distance...across the pond in Yosts. It is a lot of ice, clearly visible from the other side of the river and huge. We made a special trip down the north side to try to get a good shot, but this isn't as good as I would like it to be. As to the robins, hopefully that huge crop of apples and grapes last fall will sustain them. Or maybe the white junk will melt. lol

REv. Paul, I'd love to see them!

Anonymous said...

I always thought robins were a sign of spring. Did yours forget to migrate or are they always there?

Cathy said...

So . . like yard and yards . . . maybe 20-30 feet?

threecollie said...

Jan, there are usually a few around all winter, but this volume is unprecedented. My friend thinks they were driven north by weather in the south.

Cathy, I am no judge....and I forgot to ask Ralph. However, those are trees among them. Not big trees, but trees. Wish I could get back out there and get some better pics, but with just the three of us doing everything there is no energy left. lol

Cathy said...

Oh I do understand . . .
It's just in our neck of the woods, you just don't see formations like that.