We were greeted this Easter morning with a blanket of fluffy, flakey snow. About 4 inches covered everything but the driveway, where the stones must have held enough heat to melt most of it.
Snowy April morning. Note the pile of snow on top of the bird house!
As the morning turned into afternoon the snow silently disappeared except for a few patches under the trees.
I was lucky to see a couple of warblers on the grass along the driveway about noontime. A palm warbler – noted by his brown cap and bobbing tail – was shadowed by a yellow warbler as they hopped around in our forest opening. The palm warbler’s breeding grounds are in northern Canada, so it was probably on the way north, migrating up to Canada. But what about the yellow warbler? Was it on the same journey? Or was she a resident of the surrounding woods showing the migrant which way to go? Guess we’ll never know that answer.
Anyway, it’s always fun to see the dog get a kick out of the snow.
Time to frolic!