It’s Saturday morning and we have had a winter storm warning in effect since about noon yesterday. So far in the Salt Lake Valley our snow has been very brief. It did come down furiously for a small time yesterday in the mid afternoon, melting as soon as it fell.
I had hoped to get some snowflake pictures but the snow melted too quickly. I was happy I got right out when it started coming down as it didn’t last long.
When it started snowing I didn’t think I’d make it out on my walk even though it stopped quickly. I was contemplating this when I heard a ruckus in by backyard. When I went out back I saw a squirrel scolding a bird. This squirrel had an audience of small birds (house finches, juncos, sparrows, and chickadees). I also noticed a Downey woodpecker. It was very dark from the clouds but I was able to get a few of pictures in the dim light.
I wasn’t sure what kind of bird the squirrel was carrying on at and at first I thought it might be an owl. It was up in the maple tree that overhangs my garage from my neighbor’s yard. I finally figured out that it was a flicker. I didn’t get any good photos of it that are recognizable. The Downey woodpecker hung around for awhile looking for food in the bark of the maple.
Since the snow stopped so quickly I was able to get out for my walk.
I didn’t see any dog or cat friends but I did visit the lichen rock and also got a photo of ornamental grass with water droplets.
When I got home it was getting close to sunset and I had a chance to get a few pictures before I had to leave. I didn’t actually get home again until very late and I was too tired to put together a post before morning. I will be heading out soon and will be in and out the rest of the weekend which will make it a little more challenging to get my daily pictures.
I was happy to get these sunset photos and saw the sunset get progressively more beautiful as I was heading to my destination.
I am closing by continuing my prayers for everyone in the east that has been hit by winter storm Nemo.
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!