Tuesday found us being hit once again with a sizable snowstorm. This brought out quite a few birds to the feeders. Today, Mrs. Cardinal hung around posing for me. She doesn’t come by as often as her brilliant red spouse. So today was a great day to snap some pictures of this beautiful lady.
Amazing, isn’t she? I stood inside the door snapping away, and she eyed me with curiosity. But she did not leave and I was very pleased.
Jack had his procedure for his Dupuytren’s Contracture done. This required us to drive through a heavy snowstorm about 10 miles down and back. The roads were really messy as many of them had not been plowed. They had been pretreated and this left the surface like something resembling greased Owl Poop! Luckily, we got home just fine, although I admit to being a nervous wreck the entire time. Ah well, we made it and are safe and sound now.
It’s 4:30 PM on Tuesday and it is still snowing. Who knows how much we will get when this ends.
Tuesday found us getting our first measurable snow. It was quite pretty and really left only about an inch on the ground.
It’s just that time of year and we are forecast to have really cold weather for the next few days. (Between 15 – 20 degrees F) This is crazy and far too early for mid-winter temperatures.
I was worried about my fine feathered friends, and I made sure their suet feeders were full. We had a few come in quickly and get a little suet and seed and fly off. But my Downy Woodpecker came by and really went to town on the seed.
He really enjoyed the suet and seed and stayed for quite a long while. Ah, my little friend!
Meanwhile, I worked on washing sheets and cooking meals and repairing my old afghan that I crocheted thirty years ago! Then I sat down to drink a little tea but got preoccupied with a thought about dinner. I’m making Lamb Chops tonight with German Bratkartoffeln (fried potato slices with onion and bacon) and red cabbage. I figured if I go to WW tomorrow to start the new plan, I might as well eat my “last supper”!
Well, off to WW I go. I hope that the new plans make sense to me and that I can find one that works for me.
I’ve been blessed. A Cardinal Family has taken up residence in my yard. Mr. Cardinal comes several times a day to feed, or to just sit in the trees. He no longer flies off when I approach the window to take his picture. Today I got the best pictures of him yet!