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Monday, February 2, 2015

News From Gobbler's Knob



 
It appears that winter is not yet over, according to the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil.
Six more weeks and hopefully we'll be well on our way to warmer days and blue skies.

Yesterday I noticed how many birds had reappeared from their Winter nests, chirping and busying themselves about the landscape, the milder weather had stirred their feathered souls.

Today, they are silenced once again.

15 comments:

Deb said...

Yes, six long weeks to go 'til Spring. Hopefully it will fly by like January did. The birds are very quiet here today as the temperatures drop and the snow and wind blow. Time for a hot cup of tea. :) Hugs, Deb

Patsy said...

My pansies are blooming and the paper whites are up out of the ground. They don't think it will be six more weeks. Very cold today the poor things.

Linda Kay said...

I'll bet the birds are all snuggled up in their nests to keep warm. Great gate in the snow! And a great day for a cup of tea!

Susie said...

Jo, There are many birds out along the roads here today. Looking for something to eat where the snow has melted. I am so glad that we feed birds here. We sure got lucky again....we had snow rain and sleet...but not lots of it. So once again , I am counting my blessings. Stay warm and safe. xoxo,Susie

Nellie said...

The birds have not been seen here, either, and we had some snow showers earlier. Just a trace of sun today, but enough for that shadow!:-)

Henny Penny said...

We have falling temperatures and high winds today...and not as many birds. Mr. groundhog did not see his shadow around here either today. :)

rusty duck said...

Brrrrrr. Keep warm Jo.

Kathleen said...

Hi Jo,
Sometimes during the Great British Baking Show we can see some beautiful trees outside the tent with bright pink flowers, some of them falling to the ground. Would you happen to know what kind of trees they are? I love,the show. Such beautiful grounds.

Angela Gabhart said...

Native Tennessean here in Texas...it feels like Groundhog day at times. I LOVE the snowy photo with the gate. I want to put on my boots and head into the woods! I so enjoy your website! It's my refuge when I need to envision all of the seasons! Thanks for sharing...

Pat said...

It was bitter cold in East TN today. We had snow furies. I'm looking forward to spring and being out in my tiny yard.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Kathleen, I'm not quite sure, but I tend to think they are Cherry Blossom trees...
I know they grow there.
~Jo

DeniseinVA said...

A very pretty gate and stone wall, and the snow is so pretty but I know we're all looking forward to the warmer weather. Spring will be very welcome to me this year.

susanne said...

Not to appear stupid, but it was a long time before this gal realized that no matter whether that silly ground hog saw his shadow or not there would still be 6 more weeks of winter. Maybe that is why this year he bit that guy on the ear, lol.
Susanne :)

Amy Burzese said...

Our birds have been out, but I know they must be cold. Phil never looks at the calendar. It's 6-8 weeks more no matter how you slice it. Stay warm!

L. D. said...

The birds do shut down at first when it gets cold. The feeders then hit the seed as fast as they can. A lot of the United States is sharing snow today.