A Quiet and Peaceful Day!

Today was a pretty chilly day here in the Bristolwood.  We settled on staying inside and working on paperwork and office-type work.

One of the first things I do each morning is feed the birds. This morning,  they must have been terribly hungry, as they flew right near me as I placed the seeds in the feeder! Afterwards, I took my “perch” in the bedroom window and took this photo of a few finches all feeding inside the feeder!  One day, I counted nine little Goldfinches all feeding in the box!


I didn’t get very much paperwork done today, but Mark told me he had a couple of shows he had recorded that I might enjoy. Because of Mark’s love of hockey, he has a 52″ widescreen television as it is much easier to see the puck!  The TV is also a high definition model, so the Hi-Def shows are exceptional. Because Mark is a bit of an audiophile, he has great Bang and Olufsen speakers hooked into the television to make one’s experience even more entertaining.

The first show I watched was entitled Over Ireland. It was a Hi-Def program which basically was shown from a helicopter view, flying over Ireland, highlighting many of Ireland’s features. The show was amazing. Seeing the sheer rock cliffs was fascinating….there was so much to see, I know I will watch that show again just to drink even more in!  The second show featured Dublin.

As we watched the shows, I told Mark I really would love to visit England, Scotland, and Ireland.  The only problem as I could see it, was that we would have to spend considerable time poking around! 

I did manage to do a few chores, but I honestly haven’t had such a leisurely day in a very long time!

Carly called late this afternoon, and we talked and chattered away. As I was talking, I looked out the bedroom window and saw the most splendid colors in the sky!


I guess both sailors and shepherds would agree this sky was a delight!

Later, I went up to the “convenience” store to pick up a pizza and chicken wings. For the first time ever, I decided to photograph the ski mountain at night!


I took this shot without a tripod….I was pretty impressed it came out as well as it did! This is just a small portion of the entire area. It is pretty impressive, and this “city on a hill” is what casts the reddish-orange sky I have captured from the bedroom window located about 2 miles away! For this photo, I parked in the parking lot for the mountain.

It is pretty cold outside…about 10 degrees Fahrenheit, or -12 degrees, Celsius. The wind is picking up some, so it sure is nice to be safely tucked away inside the house with the woodstove keeping us warm and cozy!