Wednesday Words. #7

Hello to all of you on this sunny, but cold, Wednesday! Such a difference from yesterday, there is a strong north wind and a temperature of -4F (-15C). But it will warm up a bit again on the weekend before finishing the month with very cold temps once more. Well, it is winter. But those few warm days did melt a lot of snow. I would say about half of our snow disappeared, and that is a nice thing for sure.

I am still getting 4 Pine grosbeaks and about a dozen Common Redpolls coming each day, though they do not stay around all day. Last year birds were around all day long, and usually that is how things work. Baxter is still alone. The chickadees and nuthatches are here this morning. The birds are all fluffed out and hiding their legs and feet again. I do not blame them.

This pic of the chickadee on my hand was taken yesterday.

It really does feel very cold out there, especially with that wind. My pictures of the chickadee on my hand yesterday turned out quite good, though they could be better. I am showing one today. We also had a lovely sunset the other evening, so I am showing that as the top featured image today. There were 3 purple finches here yesterday. I tried for pictures, but only one of a female actually turned out decent. I got some nice pictures of the moon recently as well.

Just had to show this, it the trail that Chase has made through the snow and up to my deck.

The moon is always a good subject. I finally found out which squirrel is around here now, it is Chase. I want to change his name though, to a mineral, like the other squirrels, Jasper, Copper and Garnet. I should check through my mineral collection and see what might fit him. If you have any suggestions, let me know and I will consider them. No guarantee that I will use it though, it must be the name of a mineral however. Hmm, seems that there are no birds around right now, but I am sure they will be back soon for their lunch.

I just checked again, the redpolls have returned and the chickadees are starting to come back. It is cold out there, the temp is the same as it was 4 hours ago. It is not supposed to warm up at all today, just get colder tonight. Just 2 and a half months to go. Although I am hoping for an early spring this year. It has been late for the last 4 years, with snow still on the ground at the end of April. That is too late.

Here is a pic of the river in January 2021. Sure does not look like winter!

At one time we could count on the snow being gone by April 7, and many years earlier than that. Oh well. I keep hoping, every year. I think last year was the latest spring since the 1970s. That is not good. It was also the most snow we had since the 1970s. We seem to be going in the wrong direction. Must be time for more coffee, how about you? I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

12 Comments on “Wednesday Words. #7

  1. Umm how about Wong or Chang or Woo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… kind of Chinese or Japanese πŸ˜‚. The sunset picture is amazing uncle Steve, impressive shot❣️. Google l chickadee in your hand is so cute 😍 the trust from the little one πŸ˜‰βœ¨ lovely shot🀠. Stay warm, have a nice evening Uncle Steve and Muffin❣️

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    • Nice choices, but those are not minerals, sorry about that, but they must be minerals. Thank you so much Simon!πŸ˜ƒπŸ“· I just happened to look out the window at just the right time to see it and ran out quickly to take a couple of pictures.πŸŒžπŸ“· It only stayed that way for a couple of minutes after I got my pics. Yep, it is always such a thrill having those little birds on my hand!😊😺 It does show they trust me! Thanks Simon, have a beautiful day!πŸ˜ƒπŸŒžπŸ˜»


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