Monday, January 6, 2014
ION - Positively NOT entertaining!
It's really treacherous what with the ice and the wind chill. If you don't have to go outside, don't. As bad as today is, they are predicting -11 tonight (as opposed to earlier predictions of -17). Tomorrow will only get single digits.
Meanwhile, during the nice weather Saturday, the good neighbors brought over their discarded Christmas tree for me to use as a winter roost for the birds. I never got around to driving in a post to tie it to this Fall, what with the early snow, etc. So I found I could just jamb the tree between the frozen covered glider and the frozen metal window well I use as a plant stand. It's been holding up in spite of the winds.
The little birds are already using it for cover. Bigger birds have also found it. I saw the marsh hawk trying to get at something deep in the branches yesterday, but didn't seem to have much luck. Ah well, everybody needs to eat.
Today and tomorrow I'll be tucked inside, warm and dry. Yesterday I took Mother out for groceries so she is all settled in too. As for me - it's soup and a fire day (in between household chores which know NO type of weather).
Hang in there ... 40s predicted later in the week. Sheesh what a winter this is.