Winter has been here too long and it’s only January

Snow storm for Burns’ night.

We’re having snow storms for Burns’ night. Rather appropriate because he was born in a snowdrift.

He also wrote about snow

“But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, it’s bloom is shed;
Or, like the snow-fall in the river,
A moment white, then melts forever.” – Tam O’Shanter

but it doesn’t apply here because the rivers on our property are iced over.

Here is the view from our window, with a couple of woodpeckers and a blue jay at the bottom left of the centre pane.

Snow and woodpeckers
Snow and woodpeckers

The next one is the same window but just as the wind came and whipped up a couple of snow devils.

Snow devils
Snow devils

 

Author: Eric Lawton

Eric is a natural philosopher living in rural Ontario

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