...of freezing rain this morning and more snow on the way. Some rain has fallen already. I could feel it on the snow when I cleaned off the step and the bird feeders.The coffee was ready by the time I came in. I checked my online haunts, Facebook among them. Then I visited Navigatio, a new blog by Frances Greenslade. She has arrived in India where she is researching and writing a new novel.
India captures my imagination. I bought A New History of India by Stanley Wolpert years back and read it one winter. In January, I think, as that's when the snow and cold tend to take hold and I seek some kind of escape. I can't find any mention of it on my blog. Perhaps I read it before I began blogging.
The pine grosbeaks and redpolls were chattering softly when I stepped out to take this pic. During the winter I'm always up before it's light, but if I were to sleep in, they're too quiet to ever wake me. I can't imagine being in a place where I'd need earplugs to sleep through the birdsong. A birder's dream.