We have been keeping the bird feeders full,
as well as tossing out seed and corn on the snow.
The deer 'pert near' clean us out every night,
but we're cool with that.
We grow quiet and tip toe closer to the window
to watch them.
Tonight we counted nine.
There were three groups;
two of the groups were not the usual ones.
Mama and her two young ones
did not take kindly to the intruders.
She was quite territorial and ran them off.
At times they were on their hind feet
with their front paws slashing the air.
"Resident Mama' always won.
My camera was charging,
so, alas, no photos.
The birds seem appreciative of the bounty
that hangs and lies in front of our window.
Only sudden movement frightens them off.
I never tire of watching them.
I don't know what they all are;
our bird books were packed several years ago
when Mike moved up here from Cincinnati.
We have not found them yet.
Further down, after the bird pictures,
you'll see a visitor who started coming yesterday.
He loves the corn kernels.
Here's our latest 'client'.
He's cute to watch.
Here are my two favorite 'snow birds'.
Ginger is the only one here who is truly loving all this cold.
She loves to burrow in the snow.
She licks and eats it.
She buries her nose in it.
She is content to lie in it,
even in single digit temps
and often does not want to come inside.
That's a husky for you!
But she also likes to curl up on the couch.
George does too, but he does not snuggle with Ginger.
Notice all the hair - twice a year,
huskies molt, not shed.
They have two coats and they rid themselves of the top one,
and a new one grows in.
There is white hair everywhere.
And no, I did not research that before we got her.
We clean this blanket regularly,
but within thirty minutes it is covered.
However, we still love her!
We are staying warm and safe.
[We have now missed 15 days of school!!!]