Beau January 11th, 2009
After many clouds and colder weather we are enjoying a beautiful sunny day. It’s hard not to think of spring on days like this, and I’m already feeling behind with garden planning and a host of outdoor projects. I think some people just feel that way all the time, and like it or not I’m one of them. Time to gather some more firewood too since we’re already working down the last two piles really fast. This week promises to be very cold again.
Yesterday I replenished our bird feeders and put up one more. So that makes four feeders near the house and the birds seem to appreciate the free buffet. I’m sure they would be fine by themselves, but I just like to have feed available especially on those bitterly cold days and nights. And it’s fun to watch the lively activity around the house, especially during the gray days of winter. We get at least a dozen species, but the finches and juncos seem to be the most common.
And the yellow lab really enjoys being outside in winter, and always finds something fun to do. Would that my spirit soared as constantly as his… he’s always ready to go with such unbridled enthusiasm. The young boy took this picture of him while we were looking for the right Christmas tree to cut down for his grandmother last month. That was a fun afternoon. We’re still looking for the snow, and a chance to really play!