Friday, November 14, 2014

Feeling bad for the living things outside

Our teeny tiny back yard is supporting a varied and thriving bird community as well as some squirrels.  We have Oregon juncos and chickadees, at least one blue jay, a crow, a family of house finches and a few others I can't name.  We give them water, black oil sun flower seeds and handfuls of walnuts.

The bird baths have been frozen every morning so I've had to add some water each day.  The hummingbirds lost their pineapple sage in the cold snap.  One hollered at us the whole time we were cutting down the sodden mess.  We are keeping the hummingbird feeders well stocked.  I think the next three nights may be cold enough to freeze them so I'll have to change the feeders as soon as it is light tomorrow.

It's sunny today, but cold (no cloud blanket to keep us warm at night).  The wind has died down so we did the stair master today.

I didn't venture out much for the past two days.  I have been mostly hanging out here,  spending my time hand quilting.  This is the view from my comfy spot on the couch.

That dark fabric over the radiator is Pippin's tent.  We call the radiator his iron maiden and he spends a lot of time next to her in his tent.  He gets so hot that I worry about him but he likes it.  He must be part lizard or something.

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