With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Thundersnow and Winter Robins

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thundersnow and Winter Robins

Both unusual occurrences around my neck of the woods.
I was out shoveling long before this beautiful sunrise this morning.
This was a very heavy snow that was not only accompanied by thunder and lightening but also weighed down all of the evergreens and bushes.  The hydrangea bush above, reminds me of coral.
 The Eastern Red Bud branches arched to  the ground.
 I don't think the branches on my evergreens will ever stand tall again.
a bit over Raiders head
~*~
Then a delightful surprise...
I noticed a red flash outside the window and was surprised to see a Robin.
Soon more Robins.
 They filled the branches of both the Red Bud on the front lawn and a tree at the curbs edge.
So many I lost count.
A special joy to take my mind off my aching arms and wrists.

28 comments:

Joycee said...

Harbingers of Spring, please let it be so! The snow was beautiful, great pictures...

Regina said...

These are amazing full of wonders!
Regards and happy weekend ahead dear one.
xo

Regina

marie said...

It was an amazing snow storm! We had snow, wind, thunder and lightening and boy, the snow sure was heavy!
I have also been seeing some Robins ~ but not the flock that you saw! They are so beautiful against the snow!

Wonderful photos as usual!

The hydrangea bush reminds me of coral too! Love this photo!

moreofhim said...

How amazingly beautiful to see those Robins! Surely Spring is right around the corner!!!

Thank you for sharing these great pics.

God bless you - Julie

Haddock said...

Lovely pictures.
Robins have an uncanny knack of appearing at the unexpected time and it is a delight to watch them.

d~ said...

It was a heavy snow, but how beautiful. Longing for Spring.
What a treat to see all those Robins gathered in your tree!

Cindy said...

How fun to see the robins. It's too early to see them here but I always look for them as a sign winter is finally letting go. I did see a flock of geese heading south last week and wondered what that means?? lol

Cozycomfycouch said...

Thank you so much Lorraine for stoping by my blog and leaving such a lovely message! :D It made my day! Lovely photos! Nature is so beautiful. Thank you again!
Maria

crochet lady said...

What beauty you partook of...the lovely whiteness of that blanket of snow and then the promise of spring with those red breasted robins.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Fantastic pictures ... so simply lovely.
Blessings,
Bren

Sherry from Alabama said...

I'm so glad God sent you a promise of spring in the middle of a winter storm! We experienced a thunder-snow storm here in Alabama in 1993 when we got a record-stomping 20" snow! People around here still talk about "The Blizzard of '93". So far this year we've only had a couple of inches but that's enough to grind our state to a halt until it thaws. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Janice said...

YOu did a good job clearing that snow!

Susan said...

Hi LDH....WOW, you got MUCH more snow and the latest storm. This last storm passed us by. (Thank you, Lord.) Loved your photos. Also loved your cards. Very pretty. Susan

Ann said...

Oh my you did get some snow. I don't mind shoveling too much except when it's that heavy stuff. It always reminds me that I'm not as young as I used to be :)
Love the pictures of the robins and what a wonderful surprise.

Julie said...

Beautiful photographs!

Karen said...

What a joyous sight in the middle of deep snow! I had that experience once when we had a foot of snow on the ground. The visitors were cardinals on a pure white backdrop! Thank you for your comment today. It means a lot to me.

Dayle said...

You always take such wonderful snow pictures. I remember some you posted last year. The birds seem to come out in droves after a snowfall. Not that I would know, personally (ha), but from all the bloggers who say so. ;) I guess they're looking for food.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What gorgeous pictures. That does look like coral and that is strange with the robins. They are a sign of spring. I think they must be over the snow, too.

corners of my life said...

Spring is coming?
Amazing photos

Adrienne said...

How delightful! Your photos are gorgeous! Love the sunrise - but wondering why you were shoveling snow so early! Br-r-r-r.
~Adrienne~

Buttercup said...

Your photos are amazing, as are the robins. We've got no robins here, but it is sunny and beautiful and I can almost feel that spring is coming.

Linda C said...

That IS a beautiful snow! And the robins!!...can Spring be far behind?:)

Thanks for your sweet comments regarding my neck/headache problems last week. Holding my head up much better now.:)

Have a great rest of the weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

I saw a robin the other day and was rather surprised because I didn't think they made appearances before spring.

Laurie said...

Oh, how like God to send the robins as His promise that spring will come, even when you have so much snow!

Daisy said...

Gorgeous!! Love that first one. <3

Also love the birds. :) I'm a secret bird watcher at heart. I get all geeked up when I see rare birds. :)

Lallee said...

Your photos are beautiful! I especially love the first one of the sunrise. We had robins in our yard (Florida) for the first time yesterday. As cold as this winter has been, I kept wondering where they were.

Abounding Treasures said...

What a glorious sunset! What beautiful photos you managed to take and I couldn't believe how clear your close-up of the 1st robin was!

A delightful surprise for you after such a lot of hard work!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I suppose I should get up too and do an early morning shoveling, would be so worth it after seeing these. Where in NJ are you? Thanks for popping by my little blog world~Sue

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