Monday, December 3, 2007

Nor'easter Hits New Hampshire!


It started snowing last night. Actually, it began as freezing rain. It switched over to snow by early morning. The roads were icy; there were many fender benders around the state. It is supposed to stop snowing here tonight. It will continue to snow in the northern part of the state until tomorrow. Skiers are delighted and shovelers are not!

Snow didn't slow the birds down. Chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice flew to the feeders, grabbed their seeds and were off to the branches to crack them open. They don't seem to mind the storm.

The kids are happy about a day off from school. My husband was not able to go to work. The driving was treacherous, even more so in the area near his workplace. The world will look pretty tomorrow and everything will be back to normal. We got through this first nor'easter of the season just fine. As for me, I'm looking forward to the last nor'easter of the season!

6 comments:

Mary said...

Tina,

We had a storm from the east on Saturday. The photos are posted on my blog and I think you've seen them. We are getting snow again now and I'm wondering if your Nor' Easter is blowing our way. We seem to get it from both ways. The west brings us Alberta clippers and the east brings us Nor' Easters. We are the meat in the sandwich. LOL

Loved the photo of the feeders. I really must get out and see if mine has any seeds left in it. The birds love the seeds and I want to lure some bluejays and cardinals, so am using sunflower seeds.

Take care, my friend and stay warm, cozy and safe.

Hugs,
Mary

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

I was thinking of you when I heard about the Nor'easter on the news. The snow is always beautiful, it's the freezing rain that makes things trecherous.

The birds must adapt to whatever nature brings, and filling the feeders for them, helps a great deal. They must eat, to stay warm. Love your photo.

I hope you're all doing well, enjoying the snow!

Hugs,

Renie

Michele Tune said...

Hi Tina,

I hope you're keeping toasty warm! Perhaps a little hot chocolate, your favorite throw and a good book will do the trick :-)

Smiles,
Michele

Tina Coruth said...

Mary,

We get the Alberta Clippers too, but rarely close together! Actually, we prefer the Alberta Clippers because they move so fast, they don't usually leave as much snow as the nor'easters. LOL

It sure is great to see the birds in the winter! Our biggest problem is keeping the squirrels from eating all the seeds. We tried putting peanuts out for them, but they just go past them to the feeders. We should buy stock in the birdseed companies with all the seed we have to buy. LOL

You stay warm, cozy and safe, too, my friend. :-)

Hugs,
Tina

Tina Coruth said...

Renie,

I know what you mean about the freezing rain and sleet. We would have gotten a lot more snow except that for a while it came down as freezing rain and sleet. Everything was closed because the driving was so dangerous.

But the snow is pretty, especially the next day. And the birds are easier to watch against the snow! I do love watching them.

I also like finding tracks in the snow made by various critters that roam around when no one is watching. But then I'm sure you see many, many more!!

Hugs,
Tina

Tina Coruth said...

Michele,

You are absolutely right about your prescription for a snowstorm!!

The temperatures are really dipping down - into the single digits. But I am staying warm. I got my bunny slippers out - I'm ready for anything! LOL

Smiling right back at you,
Tina