Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Morning!

Spring cleaning is definitely going to be on the agenda for this coming week. The sun is coming in through the windows at a different angle these days and all the cob webs and dust bunnies are showing up from over the winter. It's funny, every year at this time the same thing happens. You go through the winter thinking everything is fine then one day the sun comes through in all it's glory and you get a shock when it shows up strings of dust around the ceiling and different corners of the rooms. So, it's time to get the bucket, detergents and rags on the go. Better to do it now as soon, I hope, I'll be out in the garden, not shoveling snow but at the plants.

I have to pick out colours to paint the outside of the house. Not an easy job! I like the dark colours and was considering a rust colour for the main part or even a navy, but the house is so small I'm afraid these colours would make it look much smaller, although it may look cute.

It snowed last night, only about five inches and feather light. I could sweep it off the deck and steps with the broom. Yesterday and the day before were bitterly cold with a wind and night temperatures got down to -14 C. The next few days are suppose to be chilly as well. Still a good bit of snow around as you can see from this picture taken this morning.


A few birds about including the Boreal Chick a Dee. I've only see the one. Seems to be hanging out with the Black Caps.


A couple of male Grosbeaks.

Jay.


Juncos.

Malachi.

Getting ready to pounce.


10 comments:

Pete said...

snow? we have bees and flutters and blue skies here :D

oldcrow61 said...

Trying to put me in a state of depression are you Pete! lol Here I am all excited cause I can see a bit of ground showing up in one corner of the property.

Ali said...

Happy Sunday! We're ahead of you here in England too. Unless Winter decides to have one last go at us, I think Spring is just about settled in. Strange. England is on the same latitude as Newfoundland, yet the Winter's are so much milder.

I've started my Spring cleaning as well. Got some of the windows done on the outside. Just making a wee list now of other chores to get at.

Rather than painting the whole house in a darker colour, how about just using that for trim and contrast?

Ali

Tricia said...

It's amazing what a bit of sunshine can do! Really gladdens the heart.
Snow will be gone before you know it OC and you'll be out in the garden enjoying your plants, bumbles and flutters again :D

oldcrow61 said...

Ali, re: trim and contrast, yes, I'm thinking of that as well.

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

hi oldcrow, How nice of you to stop by today at my furry and feathered friends. Hope you visit often. Now that I have discovered you, I see we share many things...love of cats, birds and critters. We seem to have very similar birds visiting our birdfeeders and the little red squirrels! I feel the same way as you, am happy to finally see some patches of the ground in our yard, we still have plenty of snow.
Best wishes,
Nan and the Maine Cats

Gallicissa said...

Beaufiful birds and cats.
I am glad to hear that you are getting ready to welcome the Spring.

May it arrive soon!

Carla said...

I have tons of spring cleaning to do. I'm a terrible housekeeper. I'd rather spend my time on the computer or outside taking photos of wildlife. I love your kitty and bird pics!

I noticed your comment on Nan's site. And since you love cats...I just had to visit. I hope your snow keeps melting. Have a good week!

Roses and Lilacs said...

We are finally getting a brief break in the weather. It won't last but for a few days I'm going to enjoy.

In your area like ours the first day of spring is just a date on the calendar and means nothing as far as weather goes. Spring will be here sometime in April and not before.
Marnie

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

Just leave the hourse to go natural Oldcrow, save yourself a lot of work LOL