Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jan. 27th., 2008

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.


Anonymous said...

Canadian Poem

It's winter in Canada
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At twenty-five below.

Oh, how I love Canada
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And you nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Canada
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground!!

Toffeeapple said...

Poor you! How ever did you get warm again? Love the poem! Your Robins are different from ours!

I hope you warm up soon.

Pete said...

-24? ye gods oc

yes get second batteries!!!!!

oldcrow61 said...

Yes, Toffeeapple, our Robins are quite a bit different than yours. A bit larger too I think.

Pete, there's no question of getting second batteries. It was like a wake up call.

Jan said...

OMFG! Minus 24 - I would be dead. I mean really. That poor bird. I wonder how anything survives that, I guess many don't :(

Just to make you feel better, it's been glorious here today, best day so far since last summer, I was so hot, had to rip my coat off. People were out and about in t-shirts. Crazy! Not looking forward to later in the week though, just hope they are wrong with the forecast and it misses us.

oldcrow61 said...

Oh yes Jan, that makes me feel much better, lol.

Mo said...

At least you got a nice robin photo. I used to love just watching birds till I got a digital camera. Now I'm not happy unless I get a decent photo!

oldcrow61 said...

Yes, me too Mo.