Good morning on this beautiful Sunday! It is 16F (-9C) this morning and will be going up to 23F (-5C) by this afternoon, a wonderful, mild day in January. We had just a bit of snow overnight, about 1 inch (2.5cm) which is not so bad. But it did mean I had to clean off all the bird feeders this morning when I went out to put fresh seeds out for the birds. The chickadees were already there trying to dig through the snow to find seeds. It does not work so good for the chickadees. Redpolls are better at getting through the snow, even though they are the same size as the chickadees.
But because they are often ground feeders they know how to scratch through the snow with their feet. Heavy clouds this morning keeping things rather dull and darker out there. The evening and pine grosbeaks have arrived and are very busily feasting on their breakfast of sunflower seeds. The blue jays just arrived, they are a bit late today. Jasper has been here as well, likely hiding more peanuts in that bucket outside. He puts them in the bucket, I put them back on the step.
He must be wondering why that bucket never fills up. I don’t mind taking his peanuts because he always has a good supply here anyway. Heavy clouds for my sunny Sunday post. But always remember, no matter how cloudy it is, the sun is always there and continues to shine. And we will soon see it again. It’s the same when clouds enter our lives, in the form of discouragement, problems, depression, always remember, the sun continues to shine and we will see it back again.
We all too often focus on the negative that surrounds us when we should be focusing on the positive that also surrounds us. There is always positive things around us, but because we focus on the negative, we do not see the positive. Positive equals sunshine. Well, just a short post this morning, but I will be back this afternoon, maybe Muffin will be as well. Muffin’s birthday was this past Monday, but we had to postpone her birthday celebration until today. Please make her happy by wishing her a happy birthday! She turned 11 this year and is still nice and lively. Thanks for joining us today, have a wonderful Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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