Yesterday the wind blew rain and sleet all day. I filled the bird feeders twice. Last night the power went off about 9 so I went to bed with the wind rocking me like a cradle, no more aggressive than that. Under the covers I was warm yet I thought about my new neighbor and Berta next door being without electricity and therefore heat and cooking. It was blowing so fiercely I couldn’t even open the door let alone thinking of going outside anywhere.
Good morning winter
I woke up this morning about 6 and it was very cold in the house, still no power. So I got up and lit the oven and jumped back into my warm bed for about another hour. I know the stories of heating an RV with propane burning up all the oxygen, but trust me, this old rig has lots of air leaks, and thus why it’s so cold. Thank goodness for full propane tanks.
Hungry sparrows this morning
I got up to make coffee and still no power so I went out to the camper for the stove top espresso pot and couldn’t find it. Then I remembered I had some instant coffee. Also stopped to tell my neighbor I have a warm house with coffee in the works and he followed me over. Berta came over later a shivering and I stood her over the warm oven to thaw while making her hot water for cocoa/coffee.
Power came back on about 11am and everybody left. Well the people left.
Sparrows and Gambel Quail
I had to broadcast seed for the birds and fill the bowls with warm water. When it gets cold I am always amazed at how all the different birds hang out together to eat.
Two female cardinals and house finch
Saw a new visitor today, one house finch.
Excuse me, have to go out and fill the bird feeders again.