Brrrrringing in the New Year!

As 2010 came to a close, and a new year began, the temperatures dropped. Todd’s Backyard saw its first frost  of the year and even a few snow flakes! There’s a new dusting of snow on the mountains, creating a dazzling desert winterscape.

The  reptillish residents and small ground dwellers are hopefully tucked away, safely sleeping underground. This time of year, the most activity we see are the hummingbirds buzzing around, fiercely guarding their feeders. And the wrens and thrashers busy pecking around the frozen ground trying to find a little grub. Some grub eaters have even resorted to an easier meal…

Our desert landscape has thinned out. The vibrant colors have dimmed except for the festive red dotting the China berry bushes.

With the temperatures plunging into the teens at night, and not getting above 40-something during the day,  some things  prone to freezing,  had to get bundled up…

Yeah….I know…what a pussy!

3 thoughts on “Brrrrringing in the New Year!

  • Rondi and Todd,
    No matter what the season, your backyard brings warm memories year round!

    Thank you for helping to create some of the best memories that I will always cherish! Hope you are well.

    By the way, how come there’s no 2011 Todd’s Backyard Calendar??

    Always, Ter


    • Hi Terri! Happy New Year…hope you had a great Holiday season! Sorry I haven’t got around to putting together a 2011 calendar…I’ll have to get on Zazzle and do that! Been busy, busy, busy!!!!


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