Thursday, March 19, 2015
I was out taking photos of a pretty gray landscape in the late afternoon. I was trying to get lilac buds in focus and I look down to see this box. We get stray things like this outside as the wind blows loose things up and down the alley. Once I saw it I decided to use it and go remove more ornaments from my outside evergreen tree. I am sure the neighbors are use to me doing strange things like carrying a weathered box around in one hand and a camera in the other.
I did get another batch of balls off of the tree despite how very cold that wind was while I was doing it. Can you see me reflecting back at you in some of the Christmas balls? I will transfer these guys into plastic bags to take to the basement for another year. I will still need to take out a stepladder to get the top balls of of the tree. I really should get the rest of them down before the first day of spring.
Just in case you are wondering, the ladder is my new lawn ornament. I have two stepladders to use and a large newer ladder to use. There isn't a need to put this one in storage as it is an old one from my dads and I only use it right here in this tree. When I photograph it in different views it does look more like sculpture. I am going to leave it there just for fun. Laying it on the ground behind the shed is my only other option.
I have this one junco that still comes to the feeder. I am certain that all his friends have headed north already because they would feed in flocks during the winter. I am glad he is still around but maybe he is waiting for another migrating flock to go by and pick him up to join them.
Plans are to be spontaneous today. We have to run one errand and maybe more activities will follow. It isn't going to get very warm today so we won't want to be out and about too much. Hobby Lobby is on our list of the one thing to do. Thanks for stopping by today.