Well, it does look swell but poor Mom took her sweet time getting down to the bottom of the hill to take this picture……with that coating of ice on the snow and traveling DOWN the hill – let’s say it’s a good thing she has a lot of padding on her (eeeek….did I say that out loud???). The sun finally came out but it stayed in the mid-30s and the ice didn’t melt. We really didn’t mind at all though – it was really cozy in the house.
I didn’t see many people OR animals out there today – most everybody stayed inside and stayed safe. Mom ventured out into the backyard and put sunflower seeds in the bird feeders – boy oh boy did THAT cause some excitement. There were ten squirrels chasing each other all around getting the “spillage” from the feeders when the birds arrived. We had lots of cardinals (don’t they look GREAT in the snow???), and some small finches but a bunch of blackbirds flew in and chased everything away. Pretty soon a gray hawk arrived though and when he did – the blackbirds flew off. I just kept watching and when the hawk finally left all the squirrels and cardinals came back. They know when to disappear and when to reappear that’s for sure!
Anyway, I spent most of the day sleeping……no surprise there huh? It was just a nice day all the way around. My parents stayed home of course since it was icky outside and I had Mom’s lap ALLLLLLLLL to myself!
Should be interesting watching Mom go down to the mailbox at the bottom of the driveway to get the Sunday paper tomorrow morning though……..(insert evil giggle here).