Winter Wonderland
December 18th, 2016 by Wendy

After a mild start to winter, we had over 20 inches of snow in less than two days!!! I’ve been determined to keep the birds happy with suet, full feeders and peanuts & corn. Other critters- rabbits, squirrels- are happy too…

snow

bird

feeding-the-birds

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been going on my First Thing In The Morning walks, even when it’s ZERO degrees, like today. When it’s really cold, there are no tracks in the snow. But tracks become abundant when it warms up a little. These could be dog tracks or coyote tracks- we have coyotes in Sunriver and believe it not, they do like using the bike paths. No year around dogs on our street, but there have been some vacationing dogs recently. In a comparison of dog vs coyote tracks, I think these just might be coyote- the toes are close together and you could draw an X in the space between the bottom of the toes and the pad. My Morning Walks have shown me there is much more wildlife here than we get glimpses of once in awhile…

tracks

more-tracks

even-more-tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor kitties get curious about the snow— but Cooper (seen digging in the snow) and Izzy (she lasted two seconds) are generally found in front of or on top of a heater vent. Don’t think they’d like it outdoors!

indoor-kitty-snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a good time to wrap a gift or two while drinking a hot cup of tea.

helping

cuppa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our stove/oven electric range took this time to become unresponsive- the oven wouldn’t turn off, with beeping, and an F1 error message. It’s most likely the control panel. A week cooking on the BBQ, reheating leftovers in the microwave, trying Trader Joe frozen Indian foods, and so on make us hopeful the repairman can get to the bottom of the problem quickly. I have been microwaving my egg in the morning- with cheese and ham- served on toast. Somehow it’s just not the same as a fried egg. But we have electricity and heat!!!

Life is Good!

 


2 Responses  
  • tierneycreates writes:
    December 22nd, 20166:02 pmat

    It definitely has been a winter wonderland! Enjoyed your post :-)

  • Mary Deeter writes:
    December 22nd, 20166:56 pmat

    I love that you took the time to bring snow in for your indoor cat!!


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