Those birds need to earn their keep...

The nerve!

My little birds -- Titmice, Cardinals, Finches, Wrens, Sparrows and many more, are slackers.

I dutifully put out bird seed for them before the big snowfall, so they would have food to eat and keep them warm.

And they can't even respond by shoveling the snow off their front porch!

Guess it was just too cold for outside chores on Tuesday.

Or maybe, they just knew that by yesterday, the sun would be back and the snow would be gone anyway.

But they were very happy for the birdseed and it was fun to watch them flit about with their feathers all puffed up to keep them warm.

Miss Phoebe Hellebore was quite happy with the cold weather and the snow, she just opened right up to welcome it into her garden. Isn't she pretty? But her 3 other Hellebore friends are still holding out on me.
This lovely bunny, given to me several years ago by my BFF, didn't seem bothered by the snow and cold either.
These little guys, however, were up to their eyeballs in it -- literally! They will be happy to be back in the sunshine soon.
Love the abstract art that the snow makes when it lands on plants in the garden.
My daughter and her friend tried valiantly to make a snowman, but it kept falling apart and their little fingers got cold before they could get the job done. Afterwards, I rewarded their hard work inside with Girl Scout cookies and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

And one final long shot of the snow covering the front yard in the "Blizzard of 2010!" Loved having it here, and today -- so glad it's gone and our sun is back -- 63F for the high today with a little wind. I can live with that!

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