Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Still Snowing

I know this is nothing for those of you on the East Coast or Midwest, but all this snow is a pretty big deal around here.  We got two more inches yesterday and at least another inch so far today with no sign of stopping, so that's nine inches so far.  I'm posting the birdhouse again just for comparison, and also because I see it all the time out my window.  Just out of the picture is a bird feeder which has seen active use, and a hummingbird feeder.  I have taken it as my personal mission to keep (at least) three Anna's Hummingbirds alive during our cold spell.  I suppose they could survive just fine without me, but they like the feeder, so I dust the snow off to keep it usable, and I bring it in a few times a day and thaw it out.  I would say there is a hummingbird at the feeder every five minutes, so I like to think they are appreciating my efforts. 

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i know the hummers are grateful for your sugar water! i'm sure the snow must be a shock to them, too!

Lynette said...

Of course those little gems appreciate your efforts. And so do I, Melissa. For reference, this snow is the most we've had in Portland since a lengthy stint between mid-December 2008 through early January 2009.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

And now we have ice in Vancouver plus the snow. No snow plows to clean the roads. Drive at your own risk. Expecting more ice today just in case you want to go somewhere. Poor birds. You are a great caretaker of our winged friends. -- barbara