Friday, January 3, 2014

My First Snow Day!


     This is my first year as a teacher and this is my first snow day experience! Last night we received about 6-10 inches of snow and I woke up at 5:30 and went right back to bed, since all New York City public schools were closed.
     I was of course lured outside to enjoy the lovely super-powdery snow. My husband and I walked to Prospect Park, up Lookout Hill, and back home. It was quite comfy, we were nicely bundled and the trees and buildings blocked most of the wind. It's beautiful out there today!
I thought the poor thing was stuck, but the swan was okay and just snuggled up all warm.
The lake is pretty frozen!
Gulls gather on the lake - it looks like further back there may be open water.
 A downy woodpecker forages on Lookout Hill.
A cardinal comes in for a landing
White throated sparrow foraging on some exposed shrubs and grasses.
House finch
Song Sparrow
The squirrel was calling out on Prsopect Park SW
Love the snow flakes on his face!