Thursday, February 28, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This is the first siting of this guy for the winter. I had forgotten that they do eat seeds. I don’t know which kind but I had them at the old place at my tray feeders. He will go to the suet and eat but maybe this one doesn’t want to pick the seeds out from the animal fat.
We received a coating of ice through the night causing everything to be iced over and very slick. I think that the sunshine will get rid of it in due time. It was strange freezing rain as it was such a fine mist as it came down. I went out to check the mail in the late evening and I could feel the moisture on my face. We are taking my wife’s friend to the doctor this afternoon. I am betting that most of it will be melted off by the sun even though it so very cold. We are at 10 degrees this morning and it won’t warm up more than that.
We did make it to the bank yesterday. It is at the other end of town which is 6 miles from our home. We don’t go there very often so we won’t visit the donut place that often then too. They had a special on a dozen donuts so I bought them and froze a lot of them. I take them out a couple at a time then for breakfast coffee treats.
I just saw on Facebook this morning that the traditional glass is going to be altered with chocolate flavoring added to there glaze. I told my wife that we will just have to buy a box of them with half and half kinds. I didn’t see if our new store has a viewing window where the customers can watch them being cooked and then glazed while they are hot. The converter machinery is really impressive engineering.
Thanks for stopping by today. I wish everyone to have a good day.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Dipping down into the tray, filling himself up with seed, he has visited here often. The cold weather doesn’t really stop the squirrel. Excess snow seems so slow it down but he likes his seed out in the open and not covered with snow.
Our interstate highway I-35 was opened southbound at noon yesterday and northbound was opened around five o’clock. The trucks parked in the lot next to ISU basketball stadium needed to be emptied of trucks so the game could be held that evening. The later time opening of the northbound lane was dependent also on Minnesota having the ability to let them move on their portion of the highway. Cars and trucks were abandonedall up and down both parts of the interstate all the way up to the cities.
Another winter day and maybe another day closer to spring. I hope all of you out there are staying safe and warm. Thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, February 25, 2019
The cold air is making patterns in the clouds. North of us is a lot of snow on the ground and the winds are still blowing. I didn’t know what to expect this morning as I looked out but this is a new variety of kinds of cloud formations for me.
I picked up a new sculpture to place among the plants. It is a roughly made thing, cast out of a cement kind of material. It will keep the rabbit company over there in the area of the plants.
I shared this on my photo blog of the wind blowing the feathers of the junco. We had strong winds all day yesterday. It was blowing our new four inch snow around while just north of us ten miles or so it was blowing the ten inches of snow. North of us 20 miles or so, the I-35 highway was closed. They shut it down all the way to Minnesota. They had to spend most of the day going in and rescue all the stranded motorists. We were fortunate that we were on the border line and received less snow that most of the rest of the state. I think if we bundle up to stay warm that we really could get out today. We have a bright, shiny day today with a
3 degree F. temperature. I thank you for stopping by the post today.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
The rain storms in the afternoon on Saturday mad it look like this on our window. We warmed up enough to have rain, then we had sleet, and then it snowed in the late evening. The winds now blow at a peak of 55 mph. We had less snow than those north of us but four inches is enough to blow and make whiteout conditions.
The drift is back and my footprints are filled in again this morning. I need to mess up the fresh snow and walk out to put more seed in the feeder.
A shot down the street shows the storm was brewing last evening. The fog added to the number of different kinds of weather that we have had now. This morning we actually have sunshine and lots of wind.
Our neighbor has three garage openings so his house is mostly roof from the front. The snow that was still on the roof last evening will be blowing around today.
Being snowed in again today will give us a truly day of rest. I may have to do the snow blowing later today so my two guys up the street can walk to school tomorrow without wading in snow. They are young enough though that they flit through deep snow without a problem. Everyone take care today. Thanks for stopping in at my posting today.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Our first grandson, AJ, turns six today. Time just flies by with grandkids. He is a lego professor so we sent him one more Lego gift for today.
Friday, February 22, 2019
When we get out of bed earlier these shadows actually stretch most of the length of the whole yard. This shot must have been taken around 8:30 yesterday morning.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
The predicted snow was driven out of the area with a band of dry air from the south. By late afternoon we had sky that look like this.
A junco is standing on the snow mound that covers the patio table. They know there is seed underneath that mound but they can’t shuffle that much off with their feet.
The snow doesn’t look deep but one would be wading through it if it were walked on. The snow at the old place was just as heavy and wading through it reminded me of being a kid and we would trudge through it just for fun. I looked forward today at getting my wet pant legs dried off and the cold wet socks dried out too. Thank you for stopping by today.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The predictions have proven to be false. I think we may have gained two inches of snow and the light snow we are getting this morning is too light to be measurable. The stick in the drift on the deck gained a half inch in its depth. If the wind starts up as they predict may cause us some problems.
Some slight melting took place yesterday on the south sides of things. It was no heat wave. I noticed that the south sides of the blue spruce had formed some icicles on the branches. I don’t think I have seen that before on that tree. Older houses in towns without eaves troughs had real problems with too many icicles. Newspeople were warning people that they could get hurt while they were trying to removed them from the edge of their roofs.
I will go snow blow the sidewalks in a little while. I don’t think it will be much work but I will try to get it done before kids get out of school. They had two hour delay today, which didn’t seem to be a necessary call and the storm didn’t hit us. We won’t go out today though as we got our groceries yesterday. We are good for food supply for quite a while. I appreciate your stopping by today. Take care.......