It was just a dusting, but something’s better than nothing!
Carmen the cat is ever-present for window watch duty when snowy weather brings the birds out to feed on the ground below. She treats this job very seriously, of course,
When the weather is bad, it’s tempting to stay inside rather than head out to fill up your feeders. But a friendly reminder, that if you do feed birds (or any other wildlife) throughout the year, they will come to depend on you as a food source, so be sure they always have enough when the temperature drops.
One more round of the white stuff today. We’re expecting 4-8″ so we’ll be indoors again for a bit. I had settled in last night watching the Oscars and just before I drifted off completely on the sofa, woke up with a start. Knowing the weather was coming and temperatures would be dropping, I realized we hadn’t topped off the bird feeders and they were quite low on seed.
So the husband being the good man he is, threw on a coat with me and we trudged out back to fill up all the feeders and make sure the squirrels and the rest of the wild kingdom would have food today.
You might not think of ensuring birds have water in snow, but they still need this. We keep a water warmer in the bird bath and this helps in the winter quite a bit. It kicks on when the temperature goes below freezing and keeps the water just warm enough that it doesn’t freeze over. It has lasted for 4 years now and is still going strong through all types of weather conditions. We bring it in once the possibility of freezing temperatures is gone for the season.
This little junco was balancing on one foot this morning while keeping the other foot warm tucked in its downy feathers.
While it’s a little bit of a bummer to have gone from the balmy sunshine of yesterday to the frigid snow of today, this should be the last one. And truthfully, I’ll be wishing for the snow once we’re in the throes of August most likely so I’ll still enjoy today.
Hope you can find something to enjoy about today too wherever you are!