Monday, December 22, 2008

Who Left The Freezer Door Open?

BRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! Man, is it ever cold out. It is currently -4 degrees F! The wind chill factor is about -25 to -30 degrees. We usually don't have it that cold until January.
This picture is the hornet's nest in our next door neighbor's back yard. Fortunately, it has been broken, so no hornets in the spring, not for a while at least.
I caught a shot of this female cardinal up in our cherry tree. I tried to get a shot of her while she was at the feeder and on the ground, but she didn't feel like holding still for any length of time.
Believe it or not, this is the first Red-headed woodpecker I have ever seen! I have seen Downey and Red-bellied, but never Red-headed. (S)he showed up a couple of times the other day, but not at all since.
this is the same woodpecker. This was actually the first pic I got, but when I loaded them onto my post, it put everything in the wrong order!
This little dove had been in my feeder, but when I stepped outside to get the shot, it jumped down to the ground. At least it didn't take off. This same pic was on the front page of the local newspaper on Thursday.
Mom's viewing and funeral are tomorrow, (Monday). Here is a link to the funeral home if you would like to leave an on-line condolence. If you don't want to, that's okay. Her name is Myrna .
I'm going to get off here so I can get to bed. We have a lot to do tomorrow, as we are having the after-service dinner here at our house. The funeral home already brought a couple of tables and several chairs.
I would like to thank everybody for leaving condolences either on my last post, or e-mailed directly to me. It is greatly appreciated.
Love Ya


ArleneWKW said...

I'm saddened to read of your mother's passing. Peace be with you (and her) and y our family.

Your pictures of birds in the snow are beautiful. I can't even imagine getting out of bed in such cold freezing weather much less outside to take photos. Nicely done.

I like the music.

Susie said...

I enjoyed your photos Lisa; such beautiful birds!

I'll be keeping you in my prayers today.

Middle Ditch said...

It might be VERY cold but it is a winter wonderland. Beautiful Lisa. I wish you all the strength for the coming days.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

great photos as usual - keep up the good work in 2009. Merry xmas xxx

GMG said...

Hi Lisa! Sorry for the absence, and to learn the sad news. My thoughts are with you!

About Town Photos said...

BRRRRR, I am with my family at Geelong for Christmas and the New Year. Geelong is 2400 klms south of Hervey Bay and considerably cooler than home but nothing like 5 deg. All the very best to you and your family for the festive season.

Jan and Tom said...

Just dropping in to wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Jan & Tom

Fugazi said...

Sending you warm thougts and loads of hugs. (the pictures were great, love the read-head.

Nancy said...

You have been on my mind all through the holiday. I do hope you are doing okay since you lost your mom. I've been there and I know how it feels, and holiday time is such a bad time to lose a loved one.

Your photos are great! Poor little birds...they must be so cold!

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(((((( HUGS ))))))