Poor frozen Daffodil. Why didn’t I pick them all yesterday? Winter has come calling once again, bringing just enough frozen stuff to make things dangerous. Around here, it doesn’t take much!
These Almond Tree blossoms won’t be here much longer. Temperatures around 20F have likely led to their demise and they’ll all shrivel up and drop off in the days to come. The small tree was almost in full bloom. It produced a crop of about six nuts last year for the same reason — early warm spells that produced early blooms.
Birds of various shapes, sizes and species were out at the crack of dawn today, picking their way through the yard, looking for seed left over from yesterday. They got more today as the feeders were quickly filled, food was tossed about for the ground feeders and the last of the suet was placed in strategic locations. We’re expecting another round of icy precipitation to come through later in the week so a new batch of suet will be whipped up sometime today.
This may be today’s high. Quite a difference from the warm weather we had the latter part of last week.