Saturday, December 17, 2016
Juncos from the North.........
The junco birds head north for the summer but they seem to think our chilling temperatures are warm. They compete with the sparrows for food. They do seem to hold their own territory without being too threatened by the sparrows. The junco does seem to be a peaceful bird.
I like how the junco looks like it has been dipped in white at the bottom of its body. Their dark heads make their beaks give off an almost orange color.
We rushed south this morning to get some purchases done for Christmas. We were told to stay off the road yesterday but I think we would not have had any probem. It was a little slick on the roads this morning but the wind and cold is now moving in to our area. It started snowing as soon as we returned home.
Our shopping didn't last very long. We needed gift cards for our Sunday school classes and items to send to the the Mainers. We will ship out things to our kids in Maine on Monday. They won't get them on time but that is still fun for them to get packages in the mail. We have other shipping to do for someone who isn't that far away from here in Iowa; Wednesday will be the deadline for sending that package.
Christmas is always a busy time. We will go to the Chicago area after Christmas, so packages for them will not need to be mailed. It seems to be a last minute crazy time to get things done but we usually do get it done. The weather has really interfered with things which means will have to shop double-time and make lists to keep order in our work. We will hunker down today and do the things we can while the storm moves on and maybe tomorrow will be better weather wise.
A real sleigh bell that is an image of days of so long ago. It is nice to hold something from the past in your hand and imagine the sounds as the horse pulled the persons down the road. Thank you for stopping by today.