Sunday, January 06, 2008

Jan. 6th., 2008

Not much doing these days, just trying to keep warm. They say the temperatures are going up to a balmy +2 C on Tuesday and Wednesday. I suppose it sounds ridiculous to say I'm excited about that but it does make a break from the cold snap we've been having. Friday morning, early, we decided to go to Gander to do some shopping. I was worried that the highway would be snow covered and slippery but it was dry as a bone, just like summer road conditions. As we were coming up to the causeway the sun was just hitting the tops of the snowy hills and the bay was frozen over. I was sorry that I hadn't thought to bring my camera. It was bitterly cold and no sign of the Gulls that are usually around there. We went to the large supermarket in Gander and stocked up on food. It seemed that every store we went to, the employees were suffering with a cold or flu. Don't need that now...no way!

A dead tree that we had up against the house that I had vines growing over had fallen down during one of the storms and was hidden under the snow. Roger went to knock down an icicle that was hanging from the roof, tripped on the tree and went head over kettle down in the snow. When he managed to get himself up he was in snow up to his waist. Yep, it's that deep in front of the house.

I've decided to paint the kitchen a different colour and make some changes to other parts of the house. It seems an awesome task as there are so many things to be moved around. I figured this was the best time to get it done. Once spring comes I will be on to different things. I can't wait to get out in the garden again. This past few years I keep saying that I'm not buying anymore seeds as I have more gardens than I can handle already but the seed catalogues come and I find myself ticking off the seeds I want. Guess I'm addicted.

I've hardly seen any Blue Jays at the feeders lately. I've not seen a squirrel either although I hear them chattering in the woods. They say there are an enormous amount of cones this year so I expect they are getting lots of natural food. I do miss them though. Tons of small birds around all day. Once again a few pictures of the regulars.



6 comments:

Pete said...

that nuthatch is superb oc

oldcrow61 said...

Thanks Pete.

Jan said...

I love the first photo. Can't remember what you call them, they are like our Marsh tits.

oldcrow61 said...

That's our black capped chickadee. Very small and very cute.

Mo said...

That little chickadee is gorgeous.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I am very excited by your new blog template and your pictures are still so good...we have those chickadees too..cheers (ocean)