Tag Archives: winter

Birding Pueblo

For years, whenever I’ve gone to Pueblo to go birding, I’ve headed to Lake Pueblo state park. How can any place else compete with a large reservoir surrounded by arid open space, watered picnic areas, and, along the Arkansas River … Continue reading

Posted in Birding Trips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Signs of Spring

There’s still plenty of cold and snow to go around, but the faintest signs of spring are beginning to appear. Gazing out a friend’s  window this week, I was enjoying the view when I noticed that the uppermost branches of … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Surviving Winter | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

My Annual Mid-winter Attitude Check

I love wintertime. I love the snow, the icicles, and even the subzero temperatures (probably because we so seldom get them). Having grown up in the monotonous weather of southern California, I think winter is amazing, even after 25 years … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Surviving Winter, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gimme Shelter

The summer birds have all departed for southern climes or lower altitudes. Many of our human friends have done likewise. Those of us who remain are simmering soup, digging out winter clothes and making sure our homes are snug and … Continue reading

Posted in Backyard Birds, Birds | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Persistent Perennials

We had our first hard freeze over a month ago. Most of the deciduous plants and perennials in my yard are now dormant—some with dry brown leaves still attached, others with bare stems. But remarkably, not everything looks dead. In … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Landscaping, Plant Profiles, Surviving Winter | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Snow-tolerant Veggies

Yes, it’s May. And yes, it’s still snowing. In fact, we had temperatures around 20 degrees, with snow, over the past few days. The prediction is for warmer weather, but in previous years we’ve had snow and lows below freezing … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Surviving Winter, Veggies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Water Solution: Heated Birdbaths

I’m gazing out my frosted window at the birds in our backyard. In the four hours since sunrise, the thermometer has only climbed from 13 to 15 degrees. Tiny snowflakes waft down onto the deck and bird feeders. The predawn … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment