We finally got snow in 2019. It seems more like winter now!
Today we trimmed the chinquapin oak tree on the left. Each year we have cut off a few lower branches and this may be the last year to do that. We will see. We like to keep some privacy, but don’t want to deal with the mosquitoes in the shade when changing the birdbath water or mowing the lawn under the low branches.
Shadows on the snow
Female northern cardinal on a snowy day.
While I was putting together this post I saw this picture and remembered that we were going to prune back the left side of this American plum tree that is crowding into our yew bushes. So we just went out and cut that off now. We keep fighting for sunlight.
On the last warm day, before the cold and snow, Dan turned the compost pile and mixed up all the very wet stuff, very dry stuff and kitchen scraps, so that it will keep decomposing as soon as we get a little more warmth.
We smeared some peanut butter on a knot on the crabapple tree and the squirrel is working on it.
This morning we watched hundreds of Canadian geese on the open waters on Lake Katherine. We watched one group after another taking off and flying to the east.
Several groups were landing on the grass nearby for their morning munch.
A week ago Dan surprised me with a bouquet of roses and chrysanthemums. We rarely buy flowers at the store these days, but it was a nice treat for January!
Also, this is the time of year when vendors from work send holiday gifts. We got one box of chocolates around Thanksgiving and two this week. I had to take a picture of the beautiful way it was wrapped.
I sure love chocolate!