It was a below zero weekend, but lovely nonetheless.
A big bunch of cedar waxwings came to my yard and helped themselves to the freeze-dried Japanese flowering crab apples that are still clinging to the branches.
These pretty little birds were a mere 4 feet away from my back door, and very graciously ignored me while I took their pictures.
I love the soft little trilling sounds the make when they come to feed.
The wind wasn't blowing (which is very unusual around here), so minus a couple of degrees was pretty tolerable. You tend to get used to having to deal with a windchill factor that will have you growing icicles off your beard….Bruce was testament to that this week while out shoveling the sidewalks! He had an icicle long enough dangling from his mustache that he tried to make it in the house to show me, but it fell off at the door and shattered 🙂
We decided to try and shake off some cabin fever, and hopped in the truck for a short drive around town.
We have a lot of deer right in town. They are not terribly afraid of people and this doe was not bothered at all by me taking her picture.
There are 2 in the pictures; can you see the second one?
On the outskirts of town there is a trail where we walk the dogs when the weather is a bit more cooperative. You cross a little bridge over this creek and it feels like you are miles away from any town. There were several ducks there when we took our drive. Had I known we would be seeing them, I would have brought some bread for them. Even tho they are wild, they will let you feed them, and when it's this cold, a little nourishment goes a long way for these critters.
Anyhow, it is supposed to be in the forties starting Tuesday, and last the entire 10 day extended forecast per Weather Underground. We'll see…… 🙂