Monday, 23 November 2020
Happy birthday Uncle Joe!
When I went to bed last night, the snow had already accumulated on the ground, giving the darkness a boost of light. Like a giddy school-aged child I was eager to wake up to a carpet of whiteness, and I wasn’t disappointed!
It was beautiful. It was also very heavy and sticky – great for making forts and snowmen, not so great for shoveling!
I shoveled my way to the bird feeders, cleaned and filled them – much to the birds’ delight. It was day two of this week’s bird count and I was hoping lots of little ones would show up, as they often do when it snows. I wasn’t disappointed! 38 turkeys (the second photo is a turkey in the tree), cardinals, evening grosbeaks, woodpeckers, goldfinch, blue jays, and – not pictured here, nuthatches and juncos. The last photo is of a woodpecker who perched on the feeder, looking upwards for almost ten minutes. Just perched there, not moving. I was concerned and kept an eye on it but it eventually started to eat then flew off.
One year ago today
I find it funny that I took a selfie this morning in the snow and later, a selfie I took on this day last year popped up on my phone. Thought I’d share. I think cruising agrees with me more than a pandemic does… just saying 😉