The cold is finally here. After teasing for a week or so, there is no doubt--it is cold. It's been very windy and in the 20's F today, so when I went outside to do my Second Look, I only made it part way around the house. Then I decided that it was time to go inside. However, Ward says that weather like this is refreshing, so if he ever gets home from work before it's dark, maybe I'll send him out to see what he can see. In the meantime, I did get a few pictures.
Here's what I saw this week
during a Second Look.
|The view out of my kitchen window. Doesn't it look cold?|
|I'm going to have to do something about the ice in the bird bath if I want them to be able to use it.|
|The cold-hardy mums haven't quite disappeared, but they are looking a little scraggly.|
|The buck visited again this week, but this time he was alone.|
|The red-bellied woodpecker visited today for the first time since spring.|
|The downy woodpeckers have also been enjoying the suet.|