Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GROUND HOG DAY

Can it be true that Ground Hog Day has come and gone?
We are having 6 more weeks of winter...how about you?
this is a newspaper clipping of my mother when she was a flight attendant for Central Airlines
I think she was 22

I know so many of you are enduring REALLY harsh winter days
and it can be so extreme in the Texas Panhandle but this year
I must admit
I've rather enjoyed the winter and don't mind for it to linger

my weather app says we are at 3 degrees
factoring in the windchill...that means...-20

This bluster and my seeds bring out the lovely 
I am so lucky to work from home...let me share....
the view outside my window

blue jays love the raw peanuts and they frequent this spot

 this year...to my excitement..we have had a pack of stellar's jays
I couldn't ever get a great photo of them...can you see the woodpecker just beside him?

larger and darker than the blue jay

via google

between the clouds that come and go
the sun really illuminates the frost

the Mrs.



and her shiny red beau!

keeping me from my urgent emails!



even the common ones look lovely against the pink sky

oh look...another new kid on the block
a rufous towhee

the other window...view from the art loft
I'm waiting on my art kids to arrive

look down the street how frozen it is

this is where my computer is...
I cannot fathom how the squirrels are able to maneuver their antics

but they do

out the front window

and the view from my kitchen sink...
no wonder I like to have my hands in hot sudsy water

stay warm ya'll!
it will be over before you can shake a stick at it



7 comments:

Marissa said...

Gina,
Love, Love, Love your bird pictures!!
We have lots of feeders out and take pictures daily. My husband is a birder and we go as much as we can looking for the next one on his list.
have a great day :)

StagerLinda said...

Your birds and views are beautiful. Don't the squirrels devour the bird food? We have a 'squirrel-less' feeder and the almost attempt suicide trying to figure it out.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm afraid the groundhog froze to death when he stuck his head out of the burrow here. The only well fed wildlife here are the birds that come by the hundreds to eat from the chicken feeder. It's a treat to see flashes of brilliant blue and red zooming in and out of the coop. You have such beautiful views from you windows and I sigh every time I see the leaded glass. It's been a dream of mine from childhood.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Gina! WEll, we had five days off in January due to the entire state shutting down public schools due to bad weather. We had -40 and yesterday, I did go to school in -20. It is lovely however, to stay inside, to watch the earth do her thing, and be in awe.

STAY COMFORTABLE!

Heather - New House New Home said...

There's nothing like the bright red of a cardinal on a snowy day. Although yesterday the birds didn't even come out, it was so awful. Another 10" of snow fell. We've had record cold, record snow and another six weeks according to our local groundhog. Oh my.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the picture of that newspaper clipping. How wonderful :)

And I love all those feathered friends!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great pictures of your birds...I love having feeders right out the window...you have a perfect view!