The second day of Christmas came with some of the spikiest frost I’ve ever seen! 😀
I admit, my morning rounds are not as consistent as they should be. Some mornings, when my daughter has a shift, it’s earlier – and this time of year, pitch black, still! Others, like today, I can wait until there’s actually light out.
Which means, I can get pictures of the company I get. 😀
I always do the cat food and water first, then do the feeding station. The cats will happily abandon food and fresh water to come join me.
Because, apparently, bird bath water is better.
They also like to use the bird feeder pole as a scratching post. 😀
Creamsicle was all set to jump on me!
I didn’t let him.
As I finished up at the feeding station, I realized I had an audience.
Gosh, they are so funny.
Also, that aloe vera behind Dave is the baby of one we had before our move. It’s about half the size of the mama was. We called it the sarlacc, so I guess this is sarlacc junior. 😀
I managed a bit of work in the yard, during a break in the high winds we’ve been having for the past while.
There were so many tiny branches and twigs fallen from the Chinese elm in front of the house, I needed to use a rake to pick them up.
I also found this.Continue reading
Between the high winds and rain we’ve been having recently, it’s been a while since my rounds have included all the perimeter of the spruce grove.
The predicted storms have, once again, passed us by – this time to the south – but we have been getting rain almost constantly for the last while.
Which would have been wonderful in the spring. The farmers in the middle of harvesting their crops are now being hit with a triple whammy. A cold late spring followed by a hot dry summer, and now when hot and dry is what the crops need, it’s cold and wet.
That’s the reality of farming, though, and everyone just goes with it. What else can you do?Continue reading
Love how this goldfinch is dangling off that branch. 🙂
A blue jay in the spruce trees, checking out those humans in the window.
These are another bird we rarely saw last year, but now see regularly.
While still not common around our feeding station, Baltimore Orioles have become regular visitors. 🙂
Photo heavy post ahead. 😀
It’s about 6 months later than we meant to have it done, but done it is! The trees are now clear from the power lines and the roof.
I was really, really excited to see the chipper they brought in.Continue reading
This one is the last of the photos from March that I’ll be posting.
It’s nice to see the purple finches back!