Let It Snow!

Many who have discovered over the years that old age, ice and fractures tend to be correlated might look out the window on a snowy day and decide to stay in to prevent injury. Then there are those, like me, who look out the window, pull on the snow boots, grab a walker and a camera, and trudge outside to record the white stuff. My logic? One can either use a verticality-assistance device and look like an old lady or be an old lady and stay home.

  This young red-tailed hawk was probably seeing his first heavy snowfall, Jan. 7, 2017

This young red-tailed hawk was probably seeing his first heavy snowfall, Jan. 7, 2017

So when the snow was falling on Saturday, Jan. 7, I first pulled beautiful Hillary, the Christmas tree, out on the sidewalk, then took off with walker and gloves for Central Park. The result? A new video, Snow Day!

You won't see footage of the chickadees, sparrows, tufted titmice and nuthatches I was feeding in the Ramble. Whenever I'd try to lift my camera up, a bird would perch on the lens as if to say, "What the heck are you doing? That hand should be filled with seeds!" So I went with the feed-the-birds alternative to chickadee photography.

Below are some of the photos from the afternoon in Central Park. Heading home in the snow, the New York skyline was beautiful in the haze. There are no photos of Woody and the green-winged teal, but you will see them in the video!