I Wonder Why?

Why is it that I have been so tired as the darkness sets in?  And why was I awake at four this morning?  Poor little Murphy was enjoying a nice deep slumber when I told him it was time to get up!

Michelle had classes today and I was concerned about her driving by herself to school.  (It is about 45 miles each way)  With temperatures lingering in the single digit readings, the roads can be very dangerous.  I have noticed some people don’t seem aware that stopping distances need to be increased on slippery wet roads.  So, Mark and I went along with her today.  It almost seemed silly at first as the roads weren’t too bad.  But as we got closer to Rochester, we were glad to be there….there were periods of near whiteouts and the roads were snow covered.

Mark and I shopped around a little and then picked Michelle up after noon.  We went out to a Chinese buffet and had a good time.  Thankfully, the roads were in better repair on the trip home than on the trip up.  We stopped at Eastview Mall for a bit, then Michelle ran into the library in Victor to pick up a book. The weather has been so cold, there really weren’t that many people out and about.

On the way home, I snapped a photo of this farm on a hill outside of the small town of East Bloomfield.

This isn’t the greatest photo, but I took it with my cell phone as we were driving along.  Not too bad for a salt laden windshield.. Anyway,  I really loved that big white cloud and the trees near the road.

Mark and I watched the Sabres game against the Carolina Hurricane.  We lost 6-3 but it was kind of a weird game.

The cold weather has made for a lot of woodburning  but next Wednesday, the temperature is projected to soar to 50 degrees!  Ah yes, the weather rollercoaster rides once again this winter!

An Awakening

The other day, I was looking through old photos taken over the last several years.  Wow, the kids have changed so much.  Many things have changed.  Then, suddenly it hit me.  I had been thinking about why I have not blogged much recently.  I think I know.  I think when Angus left us, he took a bit of my heart….

In thinking about Wee Angus, I think if he would have been able to speak, he would have told us to just “get on with it”!   Now that I have gained that insight, I guess I had better.  Get on with it, that is!

Things are busy here….not doing anything really outstanding, but keeping us doing “something” all the time!

As I am writing this, the chatter outside my window is insane!  I have a Thistle “sock” hanging outside the bedroom window.  This is such a cool feeder for the birds.  It has two exceedingly powerful suction cups that keep it attached to the window.  The Goldfinches were the first to find this sock and appreciate it,  but now a flock of House Finches comes by as well.  When those little buggers are feeding, it gets so noisy!

These are the Goldfinches who seem to eat much more peaceably than the House Finches!

And these are the House Finches!  I took this photo and was amazed at how *dirty* the window was!!! Yes, one cannot hide anything from the camera lens!  I did clean the window off really well after this particular shoot and was a bit more prepared the next time I took photos!

I love these birds….they have the cute little Raspberry Red “cap” as well as breasts.

And this is when it gets really noisy!   I have tried to count just how many birds can fit on that “sock”, but it was impossible!

I have taken so many photos and they are all just waiting to share, so I will try to be more diligent and post!  Oh, and one last photo!

Yup, Ben’s finished project, complete with the sun!  Now, the sides on this are only temporary.  When we purchased the building, we drove to Pennsylvania to pick it up to save some money.  When the crew loaded the package onto our trailer, they used two pieces of scrap to wrap the package in so the metal wouldn’t get scratched.  Ben was not happy to put those pieces on the sides, but it was easier than storing them for now.  We do plan to add wooden sides on the building, then a garage door on the front.  It will certainly look better!