The Stork's Nest

Winter 2009

This was our first winter here together and it was a tough one!

First came the ice storms.

Then the snow storms.

And more snow...

And even more!

The swans seemed to like their private pond.

But on January 18th, Gretel took a walk.
Fred tracked her to a neighboring farm,
but we never got her back.

Then it would thaw and freeze again.

Snow, ice, snow ice, making our
driveway pretty much impassable.

While snowed in, we became birdwatchers.

We were thrilled to see these female cardinals.

And then finally the shy male cardinals.

These are my most beloved birds.

Meanwhile...the snow, ice, freeze, thaw continued through February.


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