Thankful Thursday: Snow Day

Thankful Thursday:  Snow Day

A snow day is not something I look forward to, but today, I’m thankful to have one. For a little while at least, it seems like the world slows down. There are fewer cars traveling the road in front of the house, and they’re driving a slower pace. The snow muffles some of the sounds. With 5-inches of snow, a lot of birds show up at the feeders. Well, it was quiet for awhile! 

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Around the Backyard

We’ve been seeing a lot of this lately:

And they always come hungry!
And they always come hungry!

Here you can see the red flashes of the Red-winged Blackbirds:

There are a lot of Brown-headed Cowbirds in this flock.
There are a lot of Brown-headed Cowbirds in this flock.

European Starlings join in the fray:

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Hopefully, they’ll remember where we are when the mosquitoes return.

Starlings have a way of cleaning out the feeder to make sure everyone gets something to eat:

And the squirrel is happy to clean up after them.
And the squirrel is happy to clean up after them.

The bunny still visits daily, usually early in the morning (hubby says so), or late evening–sometimes middle of the night.

Thanks for stopping by! Would you like a cup of White Chocolate Peppermint tea? That’s my new favorite. Hubby tried it, now I have to SHARE!
Yikes! It’s almost the weekend!

 

 

 

Fat, er, Flat Tuesday

I arose early this morning with big plans for the day and promptly set about laundry, tidying up–and just as quickly pulled a muscle in my lower back–unloading that new dishwasher, nonetheless! One would think I’d have learned that lesson by now, heat and stretches come first. 

The day was spent standing or stretching out with ice and/or heat. When I was up, I washed the pots and pans that awaited in the sink, read email/blogs at the kitchen counter, and kept an eye on the birds. A hawk stopped by, but left with empty talons. It was too quick for me to photograph. 

The hardest part of the day was missing writers group tonight.

Here’s another slideshow so you can see some different visitors, most of these only show up at the feeders in winter:

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