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