It was a misty, moisty, cold day. I don't think we got above 40F and the temperature started dropping after lunch. We are supposed to get snow tonight and tomorrow; how much is anyone's guess. The forecast has ranged from three inches to 20 inches (currently at about seven inches). We never believe anything until it happens. Today was supposed to be partly sunny, with showers after 4pm. It looked like this when we got up, and it looked like this all day long. Sun? What sun? It started to rain mid-morning and dribbled and drizzled all day long.
This morning, there were sparrows scratching around in the leaves under the rose bushes outside the breakfast nook. I recorded them in my book: spotted towhees and yellow crowned sparrows.
|Yellow crowned sparrow (photo by allaboutbirds.org)|
|Spotted Towhee (photo Audubon.org)|
Then I put away all the Christmas decorations and ornaments from the tree. I always do this on New Year's Day -- my "fresh start" for the New Year begins with the Christmas clutter gone.
I got a couple coloring books for Christmas. This one is my favorite. Of course, I started with the chicken picture. Camille was incredulous ... with all the pictures of wild and exoctic animals to color, I picked a chicken. I'm thinking about colors for the chicken while I work on the background.