Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stormy weather.

We are well and truly into winter now. Yesterday parts of the Trans Canada Highway were closed and many schools and business's shut down. People were told to stay off the highway and many were stranded. The RCMP were out looking for stranded motorists and bringing them home when found. There were blizzard conditions in a lot of areas. By mid afternoon it had calmed down and it turned into quite a nice day.

I've been doing some spring cleaning. A bit early but I was bitten by the bug and so I got through two rooms. There's also been a bit of shoveling of snow this week so I've been getting lots of exercise. Badly needed I might say.

The Flicker was back a few days ago on the suet block by the back door. Unfortunately he saw me come to the window for a closer look and took off. I did get a picture of him when the snow was coming down.

The birds have been keeping me busy. In and out filling feeders on these cold days. I haven't seen the crows for a couple of days and this has me very upset. They come every morning for breakfast and check for additional treats throughout the day.

The setting sun was shinning through one of the plant hangers the other day and I thought it looked rather nice.

Our oldest cat and the grumpy one, Ratch.

And an odd picture of one of the boys. Malachi.

I'm chomping at the bit now waiting for spring. Got the seed catalogues out and making plans.
Once we get through March we should be well on the way.


Tricia said...

Brrrr.. now that IS winter... (sounds just like the UK!! ;) )

hopefully it will begone quickly and spring will arrive soon :D

I'm sure the crows will be back to their favourite restaurant! Fingers crossed..

Ratch... interesting name... I must admit he doesn't look toooo happy :D

Cicero Sings said...

Yes to spring! Our temps dropped again last night but only to -10C.

Ratch even LOOKS grumpy.

oldcrow61 said...

Tricia, you're going to have Ratch in a real snit...she's a girl, lol

Cicero, -10 is pretty chilly. This past couple of nights our temperature has been around -5c. Thankfully it has warmed up considerably.

Ali said...

The vagaries of the Maritime Winter eh. I have a cousin in Ottawa who's told me last week it felt like Spring. On Monday this week though, the temps had dropped to -30. Go figure.

Pete said...

schools closing? roads shut? bunch of wooses

Tricia said...

OC - please please apologise to Ratch for me.... can't have her in a snit that wouldn't be fair!!

Dixxe said...

I hate to say it but here it was almost 70 today! Maybe this one is the last one for this winter--Love that photo of the Flickr through the snow!

oldcrow61 said...

Ali, it's been strange for us. Such a mild winter up until a while ago and now...our normal winter.

Pete, lol, just cause you lot had a bit of snow earlier this winter you think you know what it's all about. Come over her man, lol.

Tricia, lol, Not to worry. I thought it best not to mention it to her.

Trixie, oh to have 70F.

ShySongbird said...

Just don't send it over here! The snow, that is, you can send the Flicker, that would be lovely :)

Victoria said...

That's a great photo of the caught the gold underside of his tailfeathers!

Ratch resembles a kitty I used to have, Emily. Emily is in Heaven now, but when she was here she could be a bit of a grump, too. I wonder if it has something to do with the coloring?

And that photo of the sun shining through the plant hanger is gorgeous.