Sunday, April 20, 2008

Winter Called...Again

We had one last visit from Winter before she packs up and heads to Palm Springs, or wherever the heck it is that she hangs out in the off season.

Saturday morning was -14, we had snow all day, with biting winds and a windchill factor of minus plenty. Just as cold this morning, but without the winds. It didn't get above zero today.

Winter seems to be having one last kick at the can everywhere. Yesterday, my dad sent these pics from their place in the eastern Fraser Valley. Poor little birds! The orange one is a male rufous hummingbird, the green is a female. The hummingbirds haven't arrived in our area yet, but it won't be too long. We get rufous and caliope hummingbirds in profusion during the summer months.

Happy, happy birthday Mom!


Chrisss said...

It was real cold on Friday and we got snow during the night. It's still chilly but getting warmer. Guess winter doesn't want us to forget her.

Ruth said...

Hope it warms up soon. It is a little too warm here for the season. We only have one species of hummingbird in Ontario. Imagine being a little bird in temperatures like that.

Amy said...

I don't think I've *ever* seen a photo of a hummingbird at the feeder with snow on it :) Ugh. The weather was just awful wasn't it? It was very cold here too - my tulips are drooping. I'm not sure they're going to make it through these nightime temps. Even my rhubarb looks wilted and stressed!