Residents of the Upstate woke to a winter wonderland today, but what looks like snow is actually ice. After a couple hours of sleet on Monday afternoon our precipitation turned to freezing rain and then back to sleet as darkness fell. This morning we have a coating of ice on trees and shrubs, plus more than an inch of sleet on the ground and roadways.
Needless to say, the feeders have been busy. Plus, my visiting grandchildren, Caitlin and David, helped me tear old bread and mix it with seed for those that feed from the ground. While the birds have been busy warming up, we’ve been busy watching from the windows.