The doves know that it is a blizzard but our county is in a winter storm so says the weather people say. The tricky part is that the county north of us is having a blizzard. Our town sits a half mile south of the county that is having a blizzard. We really are having a blizzard. The strong winds are the factors that make it a blizzard and the snow that is already on the ground is moving around along with the snow that is being dropped from the sky.
We have lots of sticks on the ground from all the wind. You can see the doves in the top photo are moving among the branches and twigs. It was just yesterday that we had a lull in the weather and the one dove was calling out in the orchard.
Looking out my standard weather watch window it shows the light snow that is coming down. You can barely see the neighbor's flags blowing in the strong winds.
During the last week the Iowa flag took a hit as you can see it is only half there now. I can't imagine how it could tear like that but maybe the state flag was an older one.
Out the front door on the north you can feel how cold it is out there. Our furnace isn't really keeping up with the windy cold but we will be good anyway.
While taking the above photo I did get the Christmas wreath taken down. It is protected being it hangs between the storm door and the inside door. I made the wreath many years ago from pine cones and a few years back I did the ribbon wrapping treatment. Up close it is starting to wear out. I hasn't fallen apart but the wires that hold things are starting to break up some of the pine cones.
I was suppose to work today but school did get cancelled for today. The sporadic gusts of very cold wind is really too much for kids to go from the bus to the building. The snow on the country roads have probably filled back in with the old snow as well as with some of the new snow.
As you can see the fish are staying nice and warm inside. I keep the bird room warm so the birds won't get sick and the cold blooded goldfish get to keep warm too.
Thank you for stopping by today. Everyone stay safe and warm.