Woke up to -24 C this morning. I'm desperately trying to get the house heated up as the fire went out overnight. I've pretty well finished the kitchen and am pleased. It's a lot lighter in there now. And although the MAN here wanted a darker colour, and I might add that I didn't compromise very much, okay..... I'm bull-headed, well after all I am a Taurus, lol, anyway he likes it as well. Also got the leak problem fixed.
Now to the exciting bit. I had a flock of Waxwings on the tree and archway by the deck. About eight feet from the window. What a sight! Only the second time I've seen them in the garden. So, of course, nothing else for it but to run for the camera. Batteries DEAD!!!! I could have cried. Then in the afternoon we had to go to the store and on our return there was a grouse sitting pretty as a picture on the same archway. Again, no picture, batteries are charging...sigh! I really do have to get a second set of batteries. The next morning I remembered that I had some local berries in the freezer so I put some out on the platform feeder hoping to entice the birds back but no luck. This morning looking out the window, there was a Robin. Again, not a usual sight to see in my garden. Poor thing was fluffed up trying to keep warm.