I'll tell you this right now, the Snow Queen this year is not giving up here throne too soon to her on coming sister, of Spring. We here, as many in nearby states I'm sure, are getting yet another snowy Nor'easter. High winds, sleet and snow. 10-18" excepted. Needless to say it was yet another day off...but who's to complain? It only meant a morning of leisure in my underwear with a huge pancake and bacon breakfast. I do actually like the snow when it's fresh. After a day or two when it's dirty, and people trampled in it....it can go away. I captured this picture last night after dinner in New Hope when the storm started. The town was very peaceful.
Today was spent as I said in my undies and eating. My neighbor Deedi who broke her foot was in need of some staples from the store. I told her I had a quart of milk I just bought and some butter she was welcomed to. So I walked to her place to drop the things off. One the way someone had quite the sense of humor.
And her dog, Lucia wasn't having any of going out.
We shared a cup of coffee and she wanted to know the latest dirty gossip with the Mistress. As if! Upon leaving she gave me a lovely potted violet for making the trek. Upon getting back I spotted the fox, which I have since deemed, Wiley. It's not often you see him in the day time, but there he was by the mailboxes, as I fumbled with my phone to capture him. May be the closest I have got a picture yet. I wanted very badly to pet him, but I'm sure he would run. yet another great snow moment.
Once in I had yet another coffee and enjoyed some usual suspects.
Junco's. I love to hear their lovely song. My neighbor below, loves that I feed the birds. She said it's nice to hear bird songs in winter also.
Red Bellied Woodpecker
And then the cardinals. The female was cracking me up!
Her mate was on the other end of the sill.......
....he was embarrassed she was stretching to appear looking in the window!
*graphic carnage ahead*
But then alas.....the first casualty I have witnessed at the Casa du Borghese. The Red Tailed Hawk returned and this time got a victim...a poor little red house sparrow.
I understand he has to eat too, but I then explained to him that the Mistress will not allow carnage at my feeders and sill. After he left, most of the birds returned...several jay and cardinals families. Then I was going to put some of my winter touches, like pine and berries, around the Casa away like in these apothecary's.
and put a few Easter decorations out.......
But I'm confused...is it winter or spring??? Easter is right around the corner and I don't have a thing up .....or have I made any Hot Crossed buns yet. So I just put the stuff away for now, but did make the Hot Crossed Buns.....while listening to classical music.
So there was that.