Saturday, February 11, 2017

a note from saturday morning

Yesterday was refreshingly sunny.
Bright blue skies!
Fluffy wisps of clouds sailing by!

They were sailing, of course, because it was windy. It was also very cold.
Piper insisted on coming out for the first session of morning chores, but expressed a wish (immediately granted) to return to her cozy bed long before those chores were finished.

 "Okay, I see you have an adequate handle on the chores.
You can take it from here. I'll be in my office."

Meanwhile, at the sliding glass door on the porch, Moxie and Della have front-row seats for Squirrel Theatre. Performances scheduled daily, under the birdfeeders.

Della: "Athletic but incoherent performance."
Moxie: "I liked him much better as Hamlet."

More snow is predicted this weekend. And Monday.
Also: Wednesday and Thursday.

This morning, the sky is dense and grey again.
let's have another look at yesterday's sky, shall we?

Red oak, white pine, American beech.
Quercus rubra, Pinus strobus, Fagus grandifolia.
A dear and familiar skyscape.

Sugar maple and white birch.
Acer saccharum and Betula papyrifera.

When I want a lesson in survival,
I look to trees.

I hope your Saturday is beautiful.


  1. Happy Saturday! Beautiful pictures, the snow there is just bedding down for the next storm on its way. Stay Warm!

  2. I love the Latin names for all things botanical. Hope you're bearing up with this weather, too. I bet a lot of soup is happening.

  3. Oh my! Look at that snow! We got a pitiful ground covering was all.

  4. Squirrel theatre - yep, we have that going on here too. We live three flours up in a bricked wall apartment building. Painted brick, I might add. Those little varmints manage to climb up the wall to get their grubby little paws on our bird seed and if we had the audacity to open the door they will jump of the balcony with utter regard to the fact that the ground is w-a-y down below. We try to discourage their visits because they will clean out the bird feeder in less than a day and also consume the suet block in a matter of minutes. The bank takes a dim view of issuing loans to purchase bird feed!! Stay warm....stay safe.

    1. Have you tried any of the "squirrel-proof" feeder designs? I do give the squirrels a little food, especially when we get a lot of snow or really harsh weather, but I try to keep them from emptying the birdfeeders the way you describe. Makes a big difference!

  5. You got so much snow!!! I just love all those beautiful pictures. What a fun Saturday morning!!! Keep sharing:)


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