The lump near the front right of the picture is a decorative post on their deck that stands at about my waist height. That proves the other peculiarity of this wet, heavy snow . . . we've had a lot of drifting with it. There has to be a good two feet of snow on their deck in front of the door.
This ninebark hedge in front of the deck usually stands even with the top of the railing. The snow has had a considerable impact on it. Ooof.
The bird population is going crazy again this morning. There is a feeder both to the right and left of these two in the center and there were as many birds at each of them. Trying to count the frenetic little finches was a challenge but there must have been close to a hundred out there when I snapped this picture. Earlier I saw our pair of cardinals, a pair of Mourning Doves, some Blue Jays and one befuddled robin sitting in a birch tree. Can you spot the Mallard duck coming in for a landing to check out the seeds under the feeder on the post? We had two pair of them looking for goodies there earlier. One of the females was taking a snow bath which was fun to see.
Reports are that the snow on the ground is so heavy and compacted now from the super-saturated snow falling that it's almost impossible to plow. Too much, too heavy, too wet. Who would have guessed that most of the county would be snowbound on April Fool's Day?