It is one of those days when we just sit by the fire, do a bit a crocheting, blog, relax--and, oh yeah, grade papers should one happen to be a teacher.
We are in the grips of a winter storm. Storm and blizzard warning all over the state. Finally. For February we have normal amounts of moisture for the month; now that does not mean that the state in any way is out of the drought. In fact our county was declared a disaster area this week due to the drought and the peril that it is placing the farmers in. None the less we welcome the snow. We do know that Spring will soon come dancing in, hopefully with raindrops on her fingers to moisten the hard ground and with warm toes to heat the soil as she makes her entrance.
The bird feeders need constant refilling. We feed regular bird seed mix in the flat feeder, but here close to the house we have a thistle feeder for the gold finches, a wood pecker suet feeder, and a peanut feeder for the wood peckers, but the house finches and chickadees along with blue jays and sparrows feast in the peanuts. Our feathered friends are fat and healthy.
We added a small ground feeder on the patio of the juncos which are ground feeders. We also have a heated bird bath that keeps water year round.
While the weather rages outside, these lovely super market daffodils lighten our spirit. I splurged Friday and just had to add two bunches to the grocery cart. Hubby made nice comment, making me feel even better for splurging on what is my favorite spring flower. What spot of joy the bright yellow has added to the dining room table.