Precursor to 2010 winter snows--ice storm about a week prior to arrival of snow.
Friday evening the snow began to fall. These palms looked a little out of place.
Late Friday night, seven inches of snow had fallen--very light and fluffy, hence not too much tree damage.
Our street on Saturday morning, Gilbert, South Carolina.
January, 2011 snow of about three inches followed by a one in coating of freezing rain left a hard crust on the snow.
Does anyone know what that contraption is? Twenty years on this street and I think this is only the second time we have seen snow removal. By the time they got to us, there wasn't much snow to push.
Making the trek out to the mailbox.
This is South Carolina--schools were out for three days. This bus wasn't moving anywhere, anyway.
Construction also came to a halt.
Red shouldered hawks pair high overhead. I almost missed seeing them. A few clumps of snow hit the ground and I looked up to find these guys perched about 30 feet overhead. In three seconds, they were gone.
Male pine warbler.
Pine warbler feeding on the suet feeder.
The blue birds came out en masse after the snow. I had read that you can make a great bird feeder by slathering a pine cone with peanut butter. This one hung for a week prior to the snow with no one interested. Once it was covered with ice-ing, the ground covered with snow and temperatures were in the teens, it became the meeting place for several pair of eastern blue birds.
Male blue bird also on final approach.
The day after the storm, the sun came out making the blue birds glisten.
Female pine warbler on final approach.