Six more weeksPosted: February 2, 2012
So. Punxsutawny Phil saw many shadows this morning and has proclaimed that we will have six more weeks of winter. The question is: What winter?
It’s another unseasonably warm day here in the Bogs, albeit a little colder than yesterday. The sun has been hidden behind a heavy cloud cover.
We’ve had an extraordinary number of visitors to the bird feeders today. I don’t know if it’s the warm weather drawing them out or if the birds know something about this next six weeks of winter that we don’t. Perhaps they’re fattening up for something to come.
I took a few photos of the birds flying in and out and around the feeders, but haven’t bothered to upload them. I may have to take a break from the camera for a week or two. Hmmm… maybe a day or two. A week or two seems like too much. I do need to get caught up with photos already taken, some shot quite a while ago. It’s also time for the monthly back-up. At the beginning of each month I back-up my photos from the previous month by burning them to a DVD. There are probably better ways to store photos (prints come to mind), but it’s quick, easy, and the best I can do for now.
Today’s photos are from Sunday’s hike at Quail Hollow when the sky was blue, the sun was shining, and the ground was frozen.
Even the water in the marshland was frozen on the surface. The above and below photos were taken on one of the boardwalks that was covered with ice at the time. Slippery going, that’s for sure.
Not much else going on here today. It’s a chore day. Laundry, a little cleaning up in the kitchen, a run around the house with the vacuum. The mild winter has me tempted to start spring cleaning soon. If it should get warm enough to open the windows, I’m going to be painting the living room and dining room. It’s time for a change.
That should do it from the Bogs for today. Thanks for visiting. With nothing much happening, I’m at a loss for words and something to write about. That’s okay. It’s nice to have ordinary days doing ordinary things. How was your day? Ordinary or extraordinary?