Share Your World–2015 Week 7

Share Your World

My world Monday night

Cee faithfully provides weekly questions so we can get to know each other. Here are her questions and my answers for this  snowy week of February. You can find more responses at her blog.

Is the paper money in your possession right now organized sequentially according to denomination and with the bills right side up and facing the same way?
Yes, what little I carry is filed in perfect order. The money had to be in order when I created corporate bank deposits, but I think I’ve always kept the bills in my wallet that way.  

What is your favorite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)
My heart belongs to Golden Retrievers. 

If money was not an issue, would you go on a cruise?  If so where would you go?
No, I tend to experience motion sickness, so I’ll keep my feet on the ground. 

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?
I doubt I would have any problem sleeping there. 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful the power stayed on through the wind event that blew through here last week, and the branches that fell from the oak tree didn’t hit anything. I’m looking forward to straightening up some more of the house while snowed in–I know it won’t last long.


Wild Bird Wednesday–Mourning Doves

It’s a snow day for Wild Bird Wednesday here in Virginia Beach! Life ground to a halt, except for those who had to shovel sidewalks and such. We got eight inches or so of the white stuff. With nothing much going on in the front yard, my attention was directed to the bird activity in the backyard.

Mourning Doves

It looks like a slow day for the Mourning Doves, literally chilling out on the fence. They know how to fluff those feathers for maximum insulation from the cold.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday–thanks, Stewart!


We Still Have Snow

Apparently, the snow did not get the message and melt already. I suppose it’s been too cold for that to happen. The sun tried to make it go away, I saw glistening edges on the birdbath. Then everything froze again. There’s an abundance of ice now, too.  The meteorologists promise 45F degrees Saturday, surely warmer temperatures will prevail. We are just not used to snow sticking around for any length of time.

Lunch Time

I don’t know what the birdie connected to the tail in the lower left corner is looking for. Maybe it’s building a tunnel under there, a direct route to the seed. Then it will set up a toll booth.

I had to throw in the tolls comment, some of the local bridge/tunnel crossings will soon be sporting electronic toll collections. The link will take you to an article in a new browser window, in case you want to read about it. The article states tolls in the $4.00–6.00 range will be required to fund the construction of more lanes. However, it also states that with high tolls, drivers may avoid them, thereby reducing traffic congestion. It seems to me, the congestion will move elsewhere.