Delaware County, Pennsylvania Real Estate Blog: A Sure Sign Winter Is Coming

A Sure Sign Winter Is Coming


Junco Nov 8 2019For me, a sure sign that winter is on its way is the arrival of juncos to our back yard. I usually spot them closer to Thanksgiving, but today November 8th I just caught a glimpse of one feeding below our feeder.  

Today we also had our first snow flurries while the sun was shinning.

And today I noticed a few squirrels are starting to get that white fur on the back of their ears.


Here in SE PA, we are waiting for an early arctic blast that will plunge us into minus freezing temps at night for a few days. Most of the country will be hit by this arctic blast. I did some last minute outdoor chores to prepare for the freeze.


Well the juncos are here until April.

We will see what Old Man Winter brings to our area this winter.







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Comment balloon 13 commentsGloria Todor • November 08 2019 09:43PM


We also had a few snow flurries in our area today. 

I am hoping for a nice day to visit Longwood Gardens.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 2 months ago

Hi Gloria it does sound like winter is on it's way at your house.  Very pretty bird.  As for us, beautiful warm forecast as chill isn't come down this far (thankfully). Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 2 months ago

Roy Kelley I imagine Longwood is preparing for their Christmas display.  Hope you get there soon!

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS I do enjoy the juncos.  They hang out in groups once they all arrive.  Yes you live in a warm area!  Enjoy!

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 2 months ago

Hello Gloria - I am not familiar with juncos but indications of seasonal changes certainly exist in many forms.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 2 months ago

Michael Jacobs yes each area has its markers. I believe the Santa Ana winds pick up in your area.

Hope the smoke from the fires did not go through Pasadena or get stuck at the foothills near you.

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 2 months ago

Gloria- The juncos are one of my favorite birds. I remember well them showing up at this time of year. I love how they twitter when they are jockeying for the best food sources. A little bird with a big personality. Hope you are enjoying Fall and are ready.for winter.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) 2 months ago

Cute little bird!  Glad to hear you're prepared for the big freeze.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 2 months ago

Gloria I have bee off the platform for a while and just started back up and I am so glad I found this post, love animals and this little one is cute... stay warm, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 2 months ago

Good morning, Gloria Todor ... winter is just around the corner and it feels it today in MA.... 21 degrees out.... they're predicting a tough winter....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 2 months ago

Love those little birds. It sounds like winter has arrived Gloria. Hope you guys enjoy the cozy indoors during the blast. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 2 months ago

Don't think I've ever seen a junco.... what sweet little birds. Sounds like you're in for some real cold in the coming days, Gloria... stay warm.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 2 months ago

Hi Gloria,
I was watching the Weather Channel yesterday and it looks like an Arctic blast is heading your way by the first of next week. Hope you and the critters can hunker down and stay warm.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 2 months ago

We had a brief fall and then that artic blast which meant the final garden harvest and bringing in the plants we wanted to live.   Now we have "normal" winter with days getting in the 60s and nights in the 40s.  Typical Georgia winter weather.  We will have a few "cold snaps" where we go below freezing, but generally speaking those only last a day or two in our area.  Thank goodness for that.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 2 months ago

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