Thursday, December 27, 2007

And "snow" it goes, day after day....after a brief semi-melt, we're back into winter up here. Personally, I enjoy the snow (aside from the other drivers on the road), and it makes the brown landscape nicer.The birds get excited too, but mostly for food. Amazing how much busier the feeders get when the wild seeds are covered with snow...
...though some birds seem willing to do a little excavating.
The garden is sound asleep though.
So aside from houseplants indoors, wild birds are my primary source of winter amusement outdoors...


.....unless I take a cue from this guy and "fly the coop" for awhile!
Or just go ice fishing! (Can you tell I'm feeling restless?)

10 comments:

chuck b. said...

The birds seem very entertaining indeed.

Do you have any winter sports activities planned? I know you said you like to go ice fishing and stuff like that. I hope you take us along.

lisa said...

Oh Chuck, I could never exclude you! :) However, so far I'm not taking any time to enjoy myself outdoors. There has been some drama with my son and his girlfriend, so my life is discombobulated at the moment. But I'm hoping for a breather this weekend, so maybe at least a snowy walk is in order.

chuck b. said...

Cool! In fact, a snowy walk might be just the thing for discombobulation. (I understand snowball fights are good for that too.)

lisa said...

Yea, that's a great idea! Even if I'm only throwing them at squirrels, a snowball skirmish might be just the thing! Maybe I'll make a fort, too...been awhile since I've done THAT!

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely bird photos, especially the last one. We are supposed to get some snow tonight, so I can get out and hunt for tracks again.

lisa said...

Thank you! I get really excited when I can catch them in action!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

AMEN to other drivers on the road being the worse part of driving in the snow!!!

Phillip said...

I love watching birds in the snow which is a rare event here. But, thanks to you Lisa and the magic of the Internet, I can see them here. Maybe you should install a live web cam? That would be nice! :)

lisa said...

Kim-RIGHT?! Since I have 4WD, my preference in really bad weather is side/county roads, all the way to work. It takes longer, but I have the road completely to myself nearly the whole way. The weather can be stressful enough, without all the cars sliding around. And semi's/log trucks in bad weather? ~shudder~

Phillip-That's a great idea! I'll have to wait until I can upgrade to a modern computer though. Mine's from 1998, and I have an IPod with more gigs of storage, y'know?

Phillip said...

Lisa, actually I don't know what all in involved in doing that. I've often thought it would be neat to have one myself but I don't know how to do it. I know there are birdfeeder cams on the Internet as I've seen a few.