Thursday, February 19, 2015

How Do the Birds Stay Warm?

At 7 a.m. this morning it was -26 degrees F. The sun shone all day but I don't think it reached 2 degrees. Needless to say, the dogs and I didn't walk. Too brrrrr for this sissy girl. And I've noticed one of the dog's paws was bleeding so not a good idea to walk in this cold. The dogs are snuggled up to the wood burner on a blanket and have been all day. Ike is sawing logs. (It would be helpful if he actually did. Ha.). When they have to do their business, they go to the door and look at us. When they want back in...well, Bear relies on Ike. Ike goes to the back door and lets out one big "woof." If we don't open the door quick enough, he "woofs" again.

Coming Ike....

Steve talked to a friend of ours from church today and he had -36 F on his truck's outdoor thermometer this morning.

And I'm not even talking wind chills today. I have no idea on that. It is so deceiving when there isn't a cloud in the sky.

Currently, I'm watching the Waltons and writing this here little post and the outdoor thermometer reads -11 F. 

Today I was watching the birds and I wondered how in the world do they stay warm during these frigid temps? They fly from feeder to feeder as if it's just another day.

Here are some photos of our visiting Pine and Evening Grosbeaks and an occasional Chickadee...

Well, it's a comfort knowing God watches over us all, even the littlest Chickadee.

Remember to keep those pets warm and you keep warm dear readers!


P.S. How warm/cold was it by you today?

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