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2021 - 100 Days | Phase 1 - Day 40-43 - Frosty Week & More Birds

Friday, February 12, 2021

Daily picture of my backyard on the mountain to track the changing seasons this year.

Evening Report

Hi friends, it's been a wintry frosty week and also been busy helping family. We've had snow nearly every day - including this morning - and we've since gotten about another 8 inches or so this week so far. Temperatures have been bitterly cold and I have not gotten my usual outdoor cardio. I've had to shovel the driveway a few more times this week. I have to say, this winter is exhausting. Hasn't been like this in 20 years.

Here's a shot of my backyard on the one day this week we had some sun.

With the below freezing temperatures, I've got icicles all around my house. Check these out (taken through my windows).

My bird friends are still coming by and I'm continuing to help them out right now with this weather. They come now when I call out "C'mon babies!" I saw all my usual birds plus a LOT of starlings have joined the feedings.

Here's one starling in flight!

This is my Tuffy again.

Another starling taking off in flight.

The weather people say we're getting more snowstorms this weekend on Sunday and several times more next week. emoticon

Friends, I hope you've had a good week and I wish you a great weekend! Thanks so much for following along with me and reading and commenting on my blog. I really do appreciate your friendship and support.

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    That looks cold. Glad you are taking care of your feathered friends. Hope you are well! emoticon
    41 days ago
    Hope you and yours are doing well. Love the bird pictures. Thanks for sharing!
    44 days ago
    That's some wintry landscape. has it moderated any yet? Are you seeing hints of spring?
    50 days ago
    Those are big icicles!!

    I've been noticing quite a few starlings here too!!
    51 days ago
    Beautiful pictures! I've never seen icicles like that before!
    56 days ago
    We're not having anything like your weather, but it's been freezing here, too, and we're having a stretch of colder temps than we've had in 30 years, the weatherman said. We should get some snow tomorrow night.
    Hope your power stays on and that you continue to fare well. It's so good of you to put out the food and water for your bird friends.
    Stay safe!
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    56 days ago
    Your pictures are so FABULOUS!!! I am so glad the birds have you! I feel so sorry for them!

    Be safe and take care!!!

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    57 days ago
    I love that the birds are now coming when you call. I heard a bird singing this morning but I haven't seen one in weeks. We have partial sun but it's so darn cold that now we're getting wind-chill warnings. Daisy, who likes to do her business way in the back of the yard is compromising and taking care of things not far from the back door. I haven't been out of my home since last Tuesday. But we're warm and safe inside!
    57 days ago
    Those are some mighty impressive icicles you have there!
    Stay safe and warm -- nice that you are helping out your fine-feathered friends!
    57 days ago
  • LORI-K
    I love the birds. My FIL got something from the birds he was feeding and was hospitalized for a long while. I feed birds too and can’t understand how something like that can happen.
    Stay warm! Love your blogs.
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    57 days ago
    Hi Karen, Storms and more snow expected in Ohio. However, not to your levels. Love the birds come when you call. We have more and more birds on our front porch. We were able to get out and get more food. So interesting watching them and who gets along and who doesn’t. We have doves in our visitors. We have about 8 cardinals 4 males 4 females, 2 blue jays, 2 doves and so many starlings it starting to look like bird retreat! Lol. Be safe and stay warm.
    57 days ago
    Thanks for the update Karen. So sorry about all the snow. Happy you are there taking care of the cute bird friends. Still emoticon and hope the snow ends soon. Be careful of those ice cycles. Have a nice weekend Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    57 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2021 8:58:58 AM
    You may not have done your ‘usual’ cardio, but that snow shovelling counts for cardio and ST.
    57 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    57 days ago
    thanks we needed a note from you and to see how things are going for you and bird friends . you are so good to them you can tell they enjoy visiting your house. Racey sends snuggles and says he likes treats too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    57 days ago
    Nice Photos !
    57 days ago
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