Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Ice Storm Cometh

Things are pretty messy around here today. Our office is on the same schedule as the Federal Government that is 2-hour delay opening with liberal leave. I've decided as a Valentine's gift to myself to take liberal leave! My boss is in Istanbul and things are in pretty good shape at work so why not? The weather folks said things will be deteriorating this afternoon with lower temps and winds up to 40 mph.

The photo was taken as I was leaving for work yesterday when the ice storm was just starting. House sparrows! The bane of my bird feeding existence!

At least today I have a group of cute song and white throated sparrows also looking for seed. What a nice Valentine's Day. An unexpected day off surrounded by happy and snoring kitties and munching Dove chocolate hearts. The only fly in the ointment is having to finally get dressed and shovel the walk before the winds do pick up. Maybe I'll walk to the Co op and see what strikes my fancy for food tonight.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!


Anonymous said...

Hey there! I was wondering how much snow and ice you had. When I heard the Federal Government let folks out early, I figured it must be a real storm! Just rain and wind here. Hope you got the Board book out.

Anonymous said...

Oops, didn't see the rest of your post. I just polished off 6 Dove chocolate hearts myself. Just me and the dogs 'cause Dave is out of town. Poor house sparrows--they need food too. Although I have to say, I'm happy when I see blue birds and cardinals at our feeders. The other day we saw 2 red-winged black birds. Happy V-day to you, too.

Anonymous said...

hey cat59 I like that name! Got into work late today and left early. My driveway is a sheet of ice so needed to get home early to snatch a space on the street. Man it is bitterly cold out. Thanks for the comments!

Anonymous said...

Hey. Are you participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend?