Busy Before the Storm

This morning dawned a brisk -22 degrees outside. Despite the frigid weather, it was a work day. It seems as if everyone is busy before the storm.

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Paul and I have been taking turns raking snow off the roof.

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My arms and shoulders are aching for a hot bath. I thought it would be easier to climb up and shovel, but Paul refused to let me get the ladder out. The voice of reason.

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Turns out I’m better a taking pictures than roof raking.

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There was a lot of activity at the feeders today, birds and squirrels bulking up before the storm. This guy nibbling on discarded seed is sitting on top of my lilac bushes.

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There was a bit of jockeying for space at the feeder.

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The chickadees were zipping in and out. They looked like they were expending more energy than they were taking in.

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Love the little eyebrows on this guy!

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Here’s what we’ve got to look forward to over the next 24 hours; 20-25+ inches of new snow coming down at 1-2 inches per hour with wind gusts of 6o+ miles here along the coast. It’s going to be a wild one. Stay safe everyone!

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