Doesn't a cucumber, fresh from the garden sound good? Or would you rather have a tomato/
BTW, our furnace is fixed an running! Isn't it funny how something like that will happen on the worst day it could happen on? But I wonder how long it would have taken us to notice it if it would have been in the 40's as it was today.
This guy was willing to cooperate for a couple pics...taken Tuesday
The next photo is not that great, but just click and expand the view...or better yet, right click and open in a new tab....see how many cardinals you can count.
This is over across the street. Keep in mind that I am not showing all of the tree. Add to that, there is a big cottonwood over on that side of the street, and there were several up in it...I think I counted 9 males at one time. The next photos are from the day the above was taken...Feb 7.
Edited to add: I am not saying there were 9 males in this photo of the tree above ...just at one time I counted and there were 9 males. They would swoop over here, stay for a few minutes, then swoop back over there. Not all of them, but a lot of them. And they would fly back. Part of the time to that tree, and part of the some went up into the cottonwood.
I seldom see that many cardinals here at one time...
Now, how about a couple of the female...and then I will quit.
I did not see a single female get on the feeder while I was watching....
Out of all the birds under the feeder, this is the only one that was all fluffed up like it was cold!
On the positive side...I cannot believe how much better I feel. I still have the cold, but just not so miserable.
On the negative side...our furnace/heat stopped putting out heat this morn. It was 1ºF when we first discovered it, but went to 0º later. They guy came this afternoon, and a motor was shot. It will be Monday before they can get one in. So in the mean time we brought in the electric space heaters from Roger's shop.
I always throw a couple cups of seeds on the ground for the squirrels and also some of the other birds prefer to eat there. I don't know why these Cardinals were not up on the feeder...there was nothing else on them.
These windows are from a church in Terre Haute, or used to be a church. When these were taken it was not in use. I would like to find it again to see if anything has been done to preserve it. It had been a beautiful church at one time.