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A Picture is worth a thousand words….
Shirley Temple, along with Will Rogers were the mega-stars during the 1930s. They both brought a little bit of comfort to people during the Great Depression. Shirley died this week at the age of 85. She was a star both in her childhood and as an adult.
There must be one-hundred cardinals at our feeder today. I think they sense that more snow is coming. But they are not the only ones here. As you can see the hairy woodpeckers have joined the crew at the suet cakes. The more the merrier….
I have downloaded some larger photos this time. Click on the image to see it in more detail.
This picture has been on my desktop screen for some time now. I’m dreamin of Spring…….
The temps went to -14 degrees last night. When that happens our backyard feeder becomes a frenzied state the next morning. The top picture is of the many cardinals and blue jays waiting in the old apple tree for their time at the feeder below. We go through about 80 lbs of seed a week when snow blankets everything.
Here we go again. Round number (I can’t even remember). They say it is snowing at about one inch per hour as I am writing this post and when it is published we are supposed to have up to a foot of snow on the ground!
I can’t remember what it feels like to really be warm anymore. My desktop on my computer screen is of a wildflower meadow. It is the only thing that is keeping me sane right now.
The generator is back on the front porch just in case the predicted ice happens to knock our power again……
This weather might even convince my wife to become a snow bird but I seriously doubt it…..
Are you a builder of walls or windmills?
Another snow for us here in Indiana. It seems to have stuck to just about everything.
Given all the snow, ice, and sub-freezing temperatures lately it is hard to get my mind around today being the first day of winter! Was all that really Fall?? I kind of think it has something to do with global warming screwing up all the atmospheric condition of the world. But, I am not a climatologist so what do I know?
I always have mixed feelings about living in a northern State and having to face some pretty severe weather conditions. I often dream of being somewhere where is it warm instead of freezing my ### off. But then again I read a couple of bloggers who live in Arizona and they lament about all the heat of summer keeping them indoors. At least with winter in the north it is kind of beautiful as long as you don’t have to get out in it. So maybe this is really where I belong.
But then the idea of being a “snow bird” is always enticing even if I can’t afford two places to live or my wife would never leave the snow she loves so much….
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all…….
This came in a calendar from my new friends over at Union for Concerned Scientists. I just gave them a donation..
I come from a very Red State so I shouldn’t be surprised that so many of my high school classmates are radical rights. But that doesn’t ease the pain….
It is interesting to see that 75% of our current deficits came from Republican administrations….
To appease one of my commentors the chart above was apparently generated from 2010 data. See the comments to learn more….