Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saturday Sky and Chickadees

Saturday sky in the middle of a snow dump on February 17, 2007The sky is solid with snow clouds. The hazy look of the picture is how the camera recorded the snow dumping down out of the Saturday sky.

The good news - it's warmer. 22 F/-6 C at noon.

The bad news - the snowplow decided to take our dirt road down to the surface yesterday and we have a heavy, ugly, icy pile of winter at the end of the driveway.

The resolution - shoveling.

How about some Chickadee pictures to cheer me up?

Chickadee and Nuthatch at the sunflower feederThe Black-capped Chickadees (Parus atricapillus) are cute, tiny little birds about five inches long from head to tail tip.

The Chickadee is the top bird. That's a White-breasted Nuthatch on the bottom.

At doggy school when this happens, we say, "No sniff!" But I don't think birds do that. The camera just caught them in an interesting position.

Chickadee sitting in an evergreenThe Chickadees sit in the nearby trees, pop into the feeder, grab a sunflower seed, and take it back to the tree to crack it and eat it.

They're friendly, demanding little birds, always eager to let us know when they're out of seed.

Chickadee taking seed from the outdoor window ledgeBob likes to put seed out on the brick sills. Most of the little birds, including the Chickadees, will fly in to grab one.

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