Monday, December 31, 2007

Total Snowfall This Month: 17.5"

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Over 99 Photos (like the one of this loon) added to our new photo map. If you haven't, try searching "Mid Oaks Ave N, Stillwater, MN" on the map, zoom in as far as you can go, and doing a satellite view. We've tried to make the exact spot where we have taken every phot.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Three and a half inches of snow since Christmas Eve morning. Saw three Bald Eagles, along with three or four lone male Pheasants and a few small flocks of pheasant hens on the way to Nisswa.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Snowfall as of Saturday morning.

sunset snowfall

Saturday night sunset


Icicles under the deck this morning

4.5" of snow since early Saturday morning. Started out with the heavy, wet stuff yesterday, then switched into the light, powdery as the temperatures dropped overnight.

bat house in december

Photo of bat house in yard.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

probably a rabbit track

Spotted a track today, fuzzy feet, body, probably a foot and a half long, made impressions in the snow, with an impressive strides of over two feet. Probably a cottontail.

A photo of Tuesday's hoar frost.

Monday, December 10, 2007

white tailed deer in december

White-tailed Deer spotted in Nisswa, MN. Seemed to be a younger one, just in the process of losing his spots.

Spotted three Bald Eagles and a Red-shouldered Hawk on the road between Cambridge and Foley this weekend.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

10:40 AM
snowfall as of Devember 5 8:40 AM

Snow on the lawn was 7.75" as of last night, with a light dusting overnight. Technically, this is only up an inch and a half from the last measurement, but with strong Northern winds and the slow pressure of gravity, Saturday's snowfall had settled. It's estimated that we got around 3" in our area.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

10:12 AM

County Rd C in St Paul, MN

Lightly snowing again; they're predicting 4" by evening. Feeder activity's been pretty strong. The peanut and ground feeder have been drained once, and the thistle feeder is 1/3 down.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

5:01 PM

It's lightly snowing again.

The flocks of birds finished off about half of my thistle feeder between yesterday and this afternoon. Filled it, the ground feeders, and the peanut feeders up to the brim, a task I expect to be repeating at least three times a week until April.

Winding trails of mouse tracks all over the lawn, darting in and out of holes in the snow.
11:20 AM

Photo showing snowfall as of 12/1/08 at 11 AM and 12/2/08 at 10 AM.

Total Snowfall 10/1/08 to 10/2/08: 6.5"

Saturday, December 01, 2007

8:30 PM
weather glass

Snow tapering off, but the weather glass is still indicating a notable low pressure front, and the warnings are pressing on until 6 AM.

5:11 PM
December 1 Radar 5:11 PM

Snow seems to have let up a bit, and it looks like we're between cells. 3.5" currently on the lawn.

Garden at 4:17 PM
2:28 PM
doppler radar

Heaviest stuff still seems to be South of us, though we've got about three inches in some spots. As long as the weather holds out, I can see this stuff hanging on until Christmas.

goldfinch time lapse video

Video from the feeder as the storm progressed. (Click to view video)

snow in garden at 1:37 PM

Snow in Garden 1:37 PM

northern cardinal

Northern Cardinal in snowstorm


Snowflakes on deck
12:46:00 PM december 1 snow storm radar

The mottled yellow/red blotch is still pirhouetting up towards us like a ballerina from some Dantean nightmare. Snow coming in waves; light, then heavy, with strong winds.

goldfinch at feeders

Flocks of Golfinch, interspersed with Bluejays, Chickadees and the occasional Cardinal or Junco are swarming the feeder, bickering over the perches.

bird tracks

Bird tracks

snow on garden 11:04 AM

Snow on garden, 11:04 AM

snow on garden 12:14 PM

Snow on garden, 12:14 PM
10:56:00 AM Wyoming, MN snowfall

Snowfall in Wyoming, MN

Looks like this may be the first big snowfall of the year. Minnesota's under a winter storm warning, and the white stuff's started to fall. Morning started off with light snow, which shifted to the heavier, blowing sort around 10 AM. Made a run to the hardware store, and the roads are already slick.

Saw the first Junco of the year.

61, outside Wyoming, MN

MN 61, outside Wyoming, MN

35 headed Northbound out of Stacy, MN

35 Southbound out of Stacy, MN

doppler radar december 1 2008

11:20 AM CST; the worst hasn't hit us yet.

November Precipitation Totals: Dusting