1/28/2009

Winter Wonderland and a Wordy Tip

I'm seconding Goldie's theory that the best way to enjoy a winter wonderland is from the warm inside thru the window.



We've had major winter weather in the past 24 hours. We had 4 inches of snow yesterday, 1 1/2 of ice on top of that overnight and it is snowing big huge fast flakes right now. Mommy went out early during a "pause" in the weather to break the ice off the bird feeders. This is what she saw.





She just realized she didn't get a picture of the inside of the completely frozen platform feeder (the flat wooden one in the front). The seed inside was a solid sheet of ice. Luckily mommy had an extra one inside (she trades that out for the big suet cages during fall and winter) so she filled that and put it out.



Even the rim of this heated birdbath had icecicles on it! Luckily the water didn't freeze in either one (mommy has 2).

Now, for a very important "wordy" tip. When your mommy opens the dishwasher in the morning and finds the soap dispensers filled and still dirty dishes, pauses then says "D*mn it, I can't believe I forgot to start this again! I must be losing my mind." Do NOT cock your head to the side, look her in the eye and say "What do you mean 'losing'?" It means you won't get breakfast in bed that day...

23 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

Wow, those pics look just bitter cold! We are gonna send some of our warm your way, Mr. Hendrix, you could use it!!

Sounds like something our mom does on a weekly basis! haha

Forty Paws said...

Nope. Don't mention anything about Mom losing her brain cells.

Glad she remembered to feed the birdies.

Luf, Us

Shilgiah the Cat said...

We agree with you. Brrr! You could freeze your fur off out there!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Oh yes...I think we are supposed to humour them!

Or blame it on the skhwirrels!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Then again, she is thinking fur two now!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh stay warm. We are getting so tired of all the snow...

Princess said...

Oh goodness, we have the same mess here.... not fun. We need some sunshine too!

meemsnyc said...

Oh wow, so many icicles!! Coooooold.

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

just hang on your bean went to Home depot and told them her was looking fur Spring and they told her it on the truck comin reel soon hang on we will send it to u whe it comes to home depot

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Ha, ha, ha.....did your Mum make you stay in the kitchen for breakfast?

It is very cold here too - I HATE the cold and my Mum DESPISES it!

Please Spring come soon!

catsynth said...

That does look painfully cold and snowy. We agree the best way to enjoy it safe and warm indoors!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! The poor birdies! We got lots of snow too...mom sez she's soooo tired of it! So are we!!!

Hansel said...

mommeh saz her needs ta get me a touf mancat harness so i can meets da snow.

Cory said...

The icicles are beautiful!

Derby said...

Don't mock your mum! You go hungry.

Pablo said...

It looks like Narnia out there! Current temperature where I am: 29C/84F.

Fin said...

A heated birdbath! It's like the tweety hilton!

jenianddean said...

Oh that snow and ice looks bad (and cold) and definitely not good for the birds. I'm glad you're inside where it's warm. I hope you don't lose power.
--Jasper

Max said...

Oh yeah...and if a person mutters "it's driving me crazy," don't look at the like "well that' a short trip" or they get all OHNOYOUDIDN'T on you....

Parker said...

Dear Hendrix,
It's been a bad few weather days, we had 11 inches of snow and Mommy got her car stuck in the driveway. It was not pretty...

Simba and Jazzi said...

That does look cold!

Simba and Jazzi

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Gee Hendrix,that sounds just like the storm we are having right now!!!!!!!
Sorry it messed up your GH, er, ESPN!! oops
Those are quite the frozen bird feeders!!!!
Mom giggled about the dishwasher!! She is glad she is not the only one that does that!!!! I keep my mouth shut!! Hahahahaha!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Sunny's Mommy said...

Oh boy, that's a lot of ice :-0 I hate snow, but ice is even worse.

Grrreta said...

Your beans are so nice to have a heated bird bath and bird feeder. You have some very lucky birds in your neighborhood.