Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | February 2, 2011

February Ice Blankets the Northeast

As a blanket of ice fell across the Garden State – February began with a slippery “bang.” Power was knocked out in some places, schools closed or delayed, commuter options delayed or cancelled, and of course, there were some hungry birds flying around in search of some tasty morsels.

The ice itself has such a beautiful, crystal, glazed quality when it coats tree limbs or creates cave-like stalactite formations. It is just so much more beautiful, while you admire from the inside of your home, sipping some nice warm cocoa. đŸ˜‰

not so fun to drive in, but boy is it beautiful

This morning, I refreshed the suet in my feeder (since all the neighborhood birds have eaten me out of house and home through all the storms!) I don’t know how the word got out so quickly, but within minutes, the Carolina Wren, Song Sparrows, Cardinals and Juncos stopped by for a snack.

crystal cave: ice stalactites

This winter has brought some extreme weather, with speculation that global warming is actually releasing more moisture into the atmosphere, and viola! snow and ice! While I still have a special place in my heart for winter, and will continue to enjoy all it has to offer,  I am still beginning to long for those days of wearing tank tops and board shorts at the Jersey Shore!

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