Friday, February 24, 2012

February Ups and Downs.

I've been very lax in keeping up with blogging lately. I was feeling as though I were in a box and couldn't get out. The reason being....the new section I had built on to the house last year has suffered considerable water damage. I'll not go into detail just to say that the flooring had to come up and the ceiling and some of the walls got damaged. Consequently a lot of stuff had to be moved out of two of the rooms and was scattered all over the rest of the house. Yesterday the flooring was put back down and I now have things back to normal so I've finally been able to walk out of the box I felt I was in. The ceiling won't be fixed for some time yet as it's still damp but I can live with that for a while.

It's been very much like spring lately with daytime temperatures above zero. I'm hoping for an early spring but one never knows with our weather. The seed catalogues have started to arrive so excitement reigns here at the moment.

Lots of birds around. Mostly nuthatches, chick a dees, juncos, jays, grosbeaks and woodpeckers. The purple finches have started to show up now from time to time. Squirrels as well. Of course I can't forget my favorites, the crows.

The workman came last week and had his dog with him. It was cold out so I found a cord to use as a lease and let him come inside. The cats were not too happy I can tell you! He's a sweet dog and well behaved.

We dropped in to the Goodwill a while back and on our way out the door, a muffled cry from the toy box. On looking to my left I see two legs hanging out the side of the box. A teddy. I don't go looking for these things, I really don't. He is very cute though, isn't he.

Some pictures taken outside.

These are ice crystals. I find the designs in them fascinating. Click on them to get a larger picture.

A few pictures of my furry and feathered friends.