Here in Mid-Ohio we are seeing some of Hurricane Sandy's (now downgraded to a winter storm) side-effects. Our temps were just cool enough to turn that rain into snow.
|The first snow of the year, Oct. 30th, 2012|
The view from my office window this morning. I have seen snow pre-Halloween before, but this probably sets a record for the amount of snow.
The side yard is protected by several large pines, and this is the location I chose for my rain garden/ bird feeding stations. I installed the rain garden when I was developing a program on wetland plants (The Soggy Bottom Boys) for the first Mid-West Native Plant Conference. This garden was the end result.
What do you think?
The best part of bird feeding is the non-stop entertainment value on a winter day. Birders get to reap the benefits of their landscape 364 days a year. You can keep your big screen TVs, this is my "Home Entertainment System"!