It snowed again — three light fluffy inches. But at least it is warmer. Today it is 22F, which is actually fairly comfortable.
The water is still running in the pond. I think this has a lot to do with how popular our yard is. Last night we heard a great horned owl calling outside our bedroom window. When I went out to see where it was, it flew from the maple next door back to the tall oak near the barn. A silent shadow winging against the early dawn light.
These next two, of the high sunflower seed feeders, were taken on the way back to the house after I got the shot of the pond waterfall above.
The next two shots were taken through the back door window. The two layers of glass in between me and the birds makes a very cloudy picture. I’m working on that. The birds will not stay for a second if I open the back door of the house. They are hyper alert to changes in the aspect of the back of the house. It is a source of danger to them.
So far, all my clients have claimed to be snowed in. We are going through quite a lot of firewood, but staying cozy.
Right now Jim is cleaning wine bottles because he is getting set to bottle the Sauvignon blanc he made right after Christmas from a kit. It promises to be quite good. He also has a Malbec from a kit working, and there is a carboy of our second run red blend from our own vineyard being clarified over there too. My dining room isn’t so much a dining room as a winery.
I’ll be heading down to Costa Rica for a ten day visit with my friend Jeri this Saturday. Contrary to what it looks like out there right now, it is supposed to be fine traveling weather on Saturday. I sure hope so. I don’t want any hitches in my snow-birding.