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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Just Another Cold, Winter Day....

I haven't posted for a while.......  I certainly have the time to as 2 days in a row it didn't get above 30 F degrees...  the same day it snowed...  and rained...  and I believe the weatherman said "ice pellets".  Anyway, the ground was covered with snow, which was covered with ice.  I think the farthest I ventured out those days was to fill the bird feeders....
Last year Bill and Victor put up this great feeding station just outside our motorhome.
Since I put out several different kinds of seeds, suet and the such, it's just perfect.

I get cardinals, black crested titmice, chickadees, goldfinch, house finch, and (mostly) chipping sparrows at the feeders and juncos and doves on the ground...  with the occasional towhee.  Sometimes a fox sparrow or wren will come to dinner.  We've been hearing  bluebirds around us, but I think they use the feeder with the mealworms that Celeste has in another area.
It's time for the sandhill cranes to be heading north but so far we've not seen nor heard them way overhead.

We know that spring really is on the way...  just before this blast of cold weather hit last weekend, look what's blooming in the yard...
Kind of a grainy picture of a Daffodil...
Not just any daffodil...  Bill dug up a bucket of bulbs from our farm in Ohio and planted them here at our daughter's place.
That's a guinea feather at the base of the flower...
it belongs to one of the 5 that roam around the yard all day.

We're thinking of heading over to Livingston, TX maybe next week...  we haven't been to the Escapees RV Park for a while.
It's been too cold for Bill to do that clean-up work on the Lazy Daze, but it sure is nice to be in our home again.

That's All For Today!




11 comments:

  1. I've been thinking of possibly returning to Texas next winter, but those snow pictures are making me think twice. ;)

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  2. I am with Judy, snow is not in my winter acceptable list:)

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  3. No snow here, although right now it is 39 degrees. But I doubt that it will freeze. If so, it wouldn't be below freezing long enough to do any damage to pipe, etc.

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  4. It is nice to be back in your home hope we can get back to ours soon. No flowers here yet.

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  5. 26 degrees here at Montauk State Park in Missouri this morning. It's not supposed to warm up much until early next week. Fortunately, the furnace in the Guppy seems to work fine.

    When we arrived at the host's site yesterday there was still about two inches of snow on the ground. The park maintenance guys had plowed the camping pad, though, so set-up was relatively easy. I noticed there are about half a dozen campers here already in the first come, first served area of the park. Trout season opens Sunday, March 1. Those guys are so determined to be here for the opening week of the season that they're willing to tent camp in snowstorms. I like to fish myself, but I'm not sure I'd be willing to sleep in a tent with temperatures dipping into the teens just to be sure of catching a few trout.

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  6. We have bluebirds here in the summer, and in these many years I've seen two, in meadow areas. How I would love to have them to see.

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  7. Everyone seems to be experiencing cold--it's way too cold here in Arizona and we have visitors from Montana looking for warm temps arriving tomorrow!! :((

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  8. I say get those wheels a-rollin to a warmer place!

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  9. The Daffodil adds a splash of cheery color! On the way to town yesterday, we spotted hundreds and hundreds of Honkers in a field by the highway. Guess they're on the move.

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  10. We're finally getting a teensy bit of rain here in Oregon and a scant few inches of mountain snow. We have almost none, compared to most years and the mountain snow melt provides water all summer, saved as it runs off, in reservoirs, then rationed out in river flow. What will become of us this summer, I think, will we join California and listed in the drought columns. We watch what happens in the rest of the country with your severe winter weather with unease, as February closes. We had spring in February.

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