Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Redpolls Return

"Let me play the fool:
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come,
And let my liver rather heat with wine
Than my heart cool with mortifying groans."

(From the Merchant of Venice.)

Well, a bit of excitement today. Looked out at the feeder and saw that the Redpolls had returned. Last year it was in February so they are later this year. Maybe because we've had a relatively mild winter over all. It was good to see them, such cute little things. I expect that they may hang around for a while so hoping to get some better shots. They were at the feeders with Juncos and what looks like Siskins in one of the pictures.

Not much has been happening. The snow is slowly melting as we've had a few days above zero. Him inside got a knock on the head yesterday. He was kneeling on the floor in front of the bakers rack getting something out of a basket beside it. He bumped the bakers rack, knocking off a heavy jar that I keep coffee in off the top shelf. It came down right on the top of his head. He said he was seeing stars. Fortunately it didn't break the skin but it sure hurt.

Saturday, a friend of ours, who's an actor, singer, writer, is coming to do his one act play at the Heritage Center. He will stay with us overnight. I had an appointment to have my hair done at the salon on Saturday morning but got a call from one of the women there saying that the one I wanted to do my hair fell down and broke her ankle. She will be off for sometime so I rescheduled the appointment for Tuesday with the woman who phoned. Got to get that grey covered, it's getting to be too much now. It's funny, two women I know have long white hair and they look terrific while white on me looks awful. Oh well!

A couple of pictures of a woodie taken yesterday.


Pete said...

ooh lovely to see 'em Oc

Anonymous said...

The redcaps on the birds are cute! And I'm another one who covers her grey! Thank goodness for L'Oreal.

Ali @ A Cosy Life

Tricia said...

They are such lovely birds - must be great to have them back!

Himself seems to be in the wars a bit lately; and now your hairdresser! Stay safe OC :)

Cicero Sings said...

Glad things are melting out again. Poor himself ... he has had a rough go of it lately with the owies.

I saw a siskin alright ... in that 3rd picture.

I covered my gray for a few years as I went gray very young. But I got fed up with trying to keep those roots covered and just don't look at myself in the mirror very often ... what I don't see can't hurt me!!!!

TTFN ...

Nan and =^..^= said...

The redpolls are such beautiful birds, it's wonderful that you had food for them. I hope your weather is becoming springlike now!
It's quite cold here, but tonight we are getting rain.