Last night the wind was so high with blowing snow that it was battering the house. I got up several times to make sure everything was secure. The first time, I had just gotten into bed, turned light off and cuddled down, ready for sleep, when the fire alarm went off. I got out of bed so fast and out through the living room that it's all a blur. The wood stove was back flawing, (wind sending smoke back down the chimney and out the stove.) I had to take the smoke detector down, something I certainly didn't want to do, but it could have kept up all night. The wind has calmed down some this morning and the temperatures have gone up a bit. I'm still expecting the power to go and as it's still dark, I'm carrying around a small flashlight.
A couple of days ago I hauled out my box of seeds. A bit premature but spring has to come sometime and at this point one is chomping at the bit to get out at the garden. I lost heart in gardening last year what with himself so sick and in and out of hospital.
The cats get frustrated on the days they can't go out because of the snow. Not much for them to do outside at this point. The deck was clear of snow for a bit and they did enjoy sitting out in the sun.
Tommy and Freya watching a neighbours cat go by.
Tommy and Stanley.
Tommy loving a sun spot inside the house.
Lots of birds about these days. Here's a few.