Category: Winter

A Winter Nesting Tree

We had an arctic blast with single digit temperatures and snow last week that kept me indoors and inspired me to do some winter nesting.  I was packing up and organizing the Christmas ornaments while I was housebound with our 7″ of snow last weekend, and I was sorting all the bird ornaments that normally flock to…

Weekend Waterview: Winter Sunrise

What a difference a week makes. A week ago we were slipping on ice trying to keep the birds fed in the snow and Chloe and Grace were enjoying a shaved ice buffet. Our forecast this weekend is for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 60s into next week. I took these photos this week after the…

Bird Love: Winter Bird Feeding and A Winner!

If you’ve spent any time visiting me, you know I have a deep and abiding love of birds. . .♥ We keep our feeders filled year-round, but it’s especially important in the winter months, when there is snow on the ground and a great way to brighten a dreary winter day! We had a run on seed last weekend during…

Comfort Food: Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie!

I have a comfort food recipe, ideal for cold or snowy winter weather, Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie! It’s made a little healthier without sacrificing flavor, and a little easier with a few short cuts!  The puff pastry crust can be pieced together in a patchwork design for easy assembly. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store…

Snow Dogs

The winter storm blew through and let us unscathed with much less snow and ice than predicted and the sun made an appearance yesterday to help melt some of it away. We feel very fortunate to have power after watching all the storm coverage. . . And are thankful to be able to sweep away inches of snow, rather than shoveling feet of…

Winter Storm Watch: Keep Calm and Winter On!

Are you prepared for Winter Storm Jonas? Our snow started in the wee hours and switched over to sleet and is now freezing rain. We’re under a winter storm warning here in North Carolina through Saturday. They’re predicting accumulations a 1/2 inch of ice and 6 inches of snow, thankfully nowhere near the 12 – 24 inches forecasted…