Let it snow.

I hung a “Let it snow” garden flag in my yard this winter because, well, it was cute.

I regret that decision. Why? I tempted the fates. See below:

OK, to be honest, I still love the flag. It’s really cute. I also love snow. It looks pretty as well.

I just don’t like driving in it. So wish me luck in driving to work tomorrow. Hope you all keep safe and warm as well.

Butterfly Garden

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There were butterflies galore during a visit to the flower beds that the Craighead County Master Gardeners maintain at Arkansas State University near the farmer’s market area.

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Office visit

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This “Oregon” Dark-eyed Junco visited my work this week during a cold wave in Northeast Arkansas. The junco seemed unfazed as a gust of wind would ruffle its feathers every so often.

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An icy weekend

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American Robin

Our first winter storm blew into Arkansas early Thursday afternoon keeping me at home this past weekend. I’m not complaining — I enjoyed it. Outside ice-covered everything and we had few visitors except for cardinals, a finch, an American Robin and dozens of White-Throated Sparrows.

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White-Throated Sparrow

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Finch

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White-Throated Sparrow

Photo bomb!

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I was taking pictures of a new building under construction when I noticed a falcon weaving in and out of the building through the building’s fourth floor empty window frames.

It was an American Kestrel, my first to see in Jonesboro.

Home Sweet Home

The ACM Awards are playing, my dog Izzie is chewing on her duck at my feet, and my mom is cooking me chicken and rice while I read on the couch- I am loving my weekend at home.

I am spending the weekend-Thursday through tomorrow-in Arkansas to see family and attend the Arkansas Pro Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists’ annual conference. I have to admit it was a great conference, but more on that tomorrow. 🙂

I am off to read some more!