Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Feed the birds

Jeannine likes to watch the birds that flock to her bird feeder in the winter, said feeder being situated just outside the windows of the "breakfast nook" in our kitchen. I help her out with refilling the feeder every so often, and I also like to see the birds, especially the occasional bright red male cardinal… or the less dramatically-hued female cardinal. Both are infrequent visitors to the feeder, but today, with my new Pentax Optio WS80 camera on its "Interval" setting (taking one photo every ten seconds) and set up on my TrekPod by a window, I managed to get two not great, but not so bad photos of the elusive female.

I also captured myself slogging through today's snowstorm (which dumped about a foot or more of snow -- our first big, annoying snowstorm of the season) doing the refilling thing. Later on, I snow-blowed a path to the feeder so it wouldn't be so much of a pain in the butt to get to.

But for all I know, we'll get more snow tonight and I'll have to do it all over again. Ah, life in New England. -- PL


FF said...

Be glad its just snow, we (georgia) got snow, ice, ice, and more ice. Its starting to warm up and melt 3-to-4 days of this white winter is getting annoying.

Have you ever thought about a deviant art account? I like this blog dont get me wrong, just wondering. If you would like other artist criticism. Most are very polite to help draw better. Just a thought I am on there I would love for some of your input on my artwork. if you want to check it out.

mikeandraph87 said...

I spoke with a work study at my graduate school that is from your area of Massachusetts and he told me your all used to 18 inches while our school system fraks out when two inches falls. haha. Virginia and Massachsetts are both on the eastern coast,but are of different worlds in winter.

FF said...

As soon as they say snow schools shut down everyone buys bread, milk, eggs, and other "survival" goods, completely screwy it only last a day or 2 at the most. Worst case senerio I build a fire.

Mark H. said...

Gosh, I just love these New England snow fest we get almost every winter. Is it spring yet? My shoveling arm can't take much more of this!
Just stay warm and keep good tires on the car. That's about all we can do.