Forsythia Hill


Photos taken by me, living on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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It’s snowing AGAIN in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Robins are not happy to have arrived to THIS.

It’s snowing AGAIN in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Robins are not happy to have arrived to THIS.

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Snowy night in Charlottesville, Virginia on Forsythia Hill.

Snowy night in Charlottesville, Virginia on Forsythia Hill.

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It’s snowing - AGAIN - in Central Virginia —- it’s to snow 18 hours here!
One day I’m shooting photos of Crocus, the next snow — CRAZY.
I rescued a few Daffodils by bringing them inside!

It’s snowing - AGAIN - in Central Virginia —- it’s to snow 18 hours here!

One day I’m shooting photos of Crocus, the next snow — CRAZY.

I rescued a few Daffodils by bringing them inside!

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Could this be the last snow of the season in Virginia?
I’ll pretend that Spring is on its way for good and capture the moment with this last shot of my massive Leyland Cypress.

Could this be the last snow of the season in Virginia?

I’ll pretend that Spring is on its way for good and capture the moment with this last shot of my massive Leyland Cypress.

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One of my cats, Cesar, in the window ledge watching the snow fall.

One of my cats, Cesar, in the window ledge watching the snow fall.

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Snowing in Charlottesville, VA on Forsythia Hill.
My Chickens refuse to come out of their Coop!

Snowing in Charlottesville, VA on Forsythia Hill.

My Chickens refuse to come out of their Coop!

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Having fun in the Snow in Roanoke, Virginia.
24”

Having fun in the Snow in Roanoke, Virginia.

24”

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My two white leghorns are not happy with the snow. They have already headed up to roost and it’s only 3 pm! They are ready to hunker down for the cold night.
Big Whitie was tip toeing in the snow earlier.

My two white leghorns are not happy with the snow. They have already headed up to roost and it’s only 3 pm! They are ready to hunker down for the cold night.

Big Whitie was tip toeing in the snow earlier.

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Ice on my Chicken Netting this morning.
We got off with a lot less snow than predicted in Charlottesville Virginia so the trees seem to be OK - I only heard one crack this morning. It’s thawing so fingers crossed no major limb losses.

Ice on my Chicken Netting this morning.

We got off with a lot less snow than predicted in Charlottesville Virginia so the trees seem to be OK - I only heard one crack this morning. It’s thawing so fingers crossed no major limb losses.

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It looks like we can finally turn the page on winter —
a fond memory of the snow covered rose trellis.

It looks like we can finally turn the page on winter —

a fond memory of the snow covered rose trellis.

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Snowed in - but at least I have my vase of Daffodils and a fresh baked Butterscotch Pie (my Grandmothers recipe).
I’m feelin’ fine.

Snowed in - but at least I have my vase of Daffodils and a fresh baked Butterscotch Pie (my Grandmothers recipe).

I’m feelin’ fine.

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Finally the power is back on and internet up and running.  
At the peak of the snow storm, our Chicken Coop was a bit loaded with the white stuff.

Finally the power is back on and internet up and running.  

At the peak of the snow storm, our Chicken Coop was a bit loaded with the white stuff.

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Tip toe in the snow.  
My chickens are not thrilled about having to walk on something COLD!  
12” here - power still off — at Starbucks!

Tip toe in the snow.  

My chickens are not thrilled about having to walk on something COLD!  

12” here - power still off — at Starbucks!

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Ice covered orange Calendula in Virginia this morning.  
My last little bloom on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville.

Ice covered orange Calendula in Virginia this morning.  

My last little bloom on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville.

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Originally I thought this darling little bird to be a common Sparrow.  Upon magnification, the yellow under the wing and on the rump came into view!
It’s a Yellow-rumped Warbler.  If you have never looked at birds with binoculars, you will be totally amazed when you do!

Originally I thought this darling little bird to be a common Sparrow.  Upon magnification, the yellow under the wing and on the rump came into view!

It’s a Yellow-rumped Warbler.  If you have never looked at birds with binoculars, you will be totally amazed when you do!

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