Monday, January 4, 2016
Monday Morning Muse.......
When it is very cold outside and the snow seems to be deep, I don't take the time to clear the top of the bird feeder. I have this old pie carrier lid, I tossed the bottom of it by mistake, and I fill it with some seed. I can just sit it out there until I can return to clear off the snow. I think this was done on a Sunday morning when time was limited. I have used a plate before I found this plastic thing.
The woodpeckers are really enjoying the suet. I think that I have one hairy woodpecker and two or three downy woodpeckers.
This may be a reposted photo but I am always amused with the woodpeckers that try to peck for bugs in a green wood piece of lumber. Both downy and hairy woodpeckers check the wood out before they go for the suet. I have a red bellied woodpecker that rarely comes to the feeder but he pecks loudly at the silver maple trees out in the backyard. I am waiting for the perfect time when I can get a shot of it hammering away at the tree.
A part of my plan with the obsession of ornaments includes that I don't pay a lot of money for them. I did break a glass ornament like the one on the fourth one, top row. The little soldier crashed to the floor and shattered easily.
Now for me to replace him I had to buy a whole other set. This set is just like the one I bought a few years ago. The cashier remarked that they were giving these away to the customers. I paid two bucks, fifty for the tray of the small hand painted ornaments. To show that I am not totally obsessed I left one other tray at the store. I do think this is the third tray now that I have bought like this in the past four years.
The Chinese people who paint these, sadly get paid so little for their work. There are 18 of them and I am sure they are painted by many different people along the conveyor. I cannot believe the amount of time spent on something that is sold for so little money.
It is Monday and I am glad that I didn't have to substitute teach today. I have a half day lined up for Thursday but me having time off is good. We are cold today but not excessively cold. The weather people keep getting things wrong. We may get a lot colder but for now 22 degrees seems good rather than the single digits they were predicting.
I hope everyone has a good Monday. Thanks for stopping in today.