Snow Frenzy

When the forecast calls for snow, people go a bit crazy here in the south.  Everyone heads to the grocery store in a frenzy, frantically stock-piling the necessities of milk, bread and toilet paper.  I, too, join the maddening crowd, but my necessities run along the lines of Folgers and Entenmann cinnamon donuts – the ones with the crumb topping.

Once the white stuff covers the ground, like it did this morning, the birds show up in their own frenzy.  My Blue Jays were up early, frantically squawking until I laid out a spread of peanuts.  Then they showed up, one after another, to load up on this necessity.  Here are seven that stopped by today.

jay1 jay2 jay4 jay5 jay6 jay7 jay3

And now, off for a cup of coffee and  a donut!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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25 Responses to Snow Frenzy

  1. Vicki says:

    beautiful photos of the background, and this lovely bird.

  2. jmcheney says:

    I had to go get wine, catfood & half n’ half for the coffee. I love Greedy Gus in the next to last photo stocking up on peanuts.

  3. avian101 says:

    You were lucky to get snow Kathy! We got sleet and freezing rain instead in Paulding County. Nice shots! 🙂

  4. Jodi says:

    Lol. Love your necessities list Kathy!! 😝

  5. The snow adds a beautiful touch to the Blue Jays!

  6. Winter is a good time of the year! Great post!

  7. Trail Walker says:

    Your blue jays just ooze personality! How dull winter would be if we didn’t have our bird friends to enjoy!

  8. Sheila Moss says:

    You definitely have a bunch of peanutty blue jays. LOL My greedy little feathered friends are emptying the feeder faster than I can refill it.

  9. aussiebirder says:

    I think it amazing how these birds do so well in the snow Kathy!

  10. naturlvrx2 says:

    LOL! So true about Southerners and snow! Love these photos. Blue Jays are such characters. They sit in our trees or on our railing if we are inside and dance up and down and screech art my husband to let him know the feeders are low. Love them!

  11. Tiny says:

    Beautiful pictures! I think I’ll need to buy some peanuts, throw them out at the salt marsh and hide to see the visitors 🙂

  12. Great pics. Love these hungry fellows.

  13. Are you sure it was 7 different birds? Maybe just 2 really hungry ones? In any case, I am just in awe of your photos as always. So lovely and they demonstrate your love for the birds so clearly. Thank you for sharing them.

    • kathydoremus says:

      You are most welcome. And I don’t know if there are seven different in the photos, but there were at least a dozen hanging about on the branches, swooping in one after another. 🙂

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