|THE BAYFIELD RIVER NORTH OF VARNA ONTARIO|
|ALWAYS NICE TO SEE SUNRISE THROUGH OUR PINE TREES|
|HEADING WEST ON OUR STREET THIS MORNING|
|DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANYBODY'S UP YET ON THE STREET BEHIND US|
|OFF OUT INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE WE GO|
From record-breaking 50F temperatures a day or two ago we plunged to 19F today with a wind chill factor of 9F. Needless to say, I stayed in and stayed warm. Oh well, a month from now we'll already be over halfway through March heading down the homestretch for warmer Spring weather:)) Oh hey, and it is March 12th when we turn the clocks ahead. Twenty-three days to be exact, or just a little over 3 weeks from now:)))) Hang in there folks, better times is a comin....................
There's nothing like a bit of snow to create a feeding frenzy at our birdfeeders and this morning was no exception. Our half dozen squirrels were zipping around all over the place as well. Morning's clear sunny skies gave way to afternoon clouds and snow so I was kept busy keeping the feeders topped up.
|OUR BIRDFEEDERS WERE BUSY TODAY|
|THAT BIG BLUE BIN ON OUR BIRD STATION IS THERE TO KEEP THE SQUIRRELS FROM JUMPING ACROSS FROM A NEARBY CEDAR TREE|
|WE HAD A LOT OF GOLDFINCHES AT THE FEEDERS TODAY|
|THIS PLUMPED-UP MALE CARDINAL KEEPS A VERY CLOSE EYE ON ME AS I TOP UP THE FEEDERS|
|ONE OF OUR FRONT YARD PINE TREES|
|INSIDE A SHARK'S JAW?? NOPE, JUST ICICLES HANGING OFF ONE OF THE BIRD FEEDERS|
|ICICLES ON OUR AZALEA PLANT LEAVES|
|A SQUIRREL SCAMPERS ACROSS THE YARD AS A JUNCO COMES IN FOR A LANDING TO THE RIGHT OF THE BIRD BATHS|
|PHEEBS SURE LIKES HER TUMMY RUBS EVERY DAY|
|HERE'S KELLY, PHEEBS, AND I AT OUR CONGRESS ARIZONA HOUSE BACK IN OUR BETTER WINTER DAYS|
Twas a couple months after Christmas, and all through the house nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. All the cookies I'd nibbled and the eggnog I'd taste at the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number! When I walked to the store it was less of a walk than a lumber.
'You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!'
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits or cornbread, or pie, I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!