I took this photo just a little while ago. The winds are howling so loudly, our normally quiet house now sounds as though a freight train is running through it! It isn’t just a random sound, either, but a sustained drone that is hard to cover!
I realize this photo isn’t exactly “stellar”, as it appears a bit out of focus, but you can see my little Goldfinch friend is swollen like a little powder puff, trying to keep warm! Truth be told, I had my telephoto lens on, and with the branch bobbing up and down as it was, the little bird resembled a youngster enjoying an amusement park ride! It was tough trying to even focus!
Today’s temperature is supposed to be “about 20” or about -6 on the Celsius scale. Add to that our 18 mph winds and it makes for a wicked wind chill! I did fill the bird feeder to overflowing a short time ago, but the poor little birds!
Ah, but it is a good day for humans to relax indoors, reflecting on the coming Christmas holiday and sipping hot tea or cocoa! Hmm…..perhaps I need to mix up a batch of cookies as well!