When an entire family of Mourning doves sits patiently on such a cold, frozen place,
waiting in hopes of a meltdown and a drink soon, how can we not head into the garden
to give them some attention.
"How do you do, I'm a White-throated sparrow and I love to drink - can I wait with you please?"
These lovely gentle birds perked up when I opened the door ready with the
tea kettle and warm water. They flew off but returned later to drink - unfortunately
with these low temperatures the water re-freezes very fast.
Bob was up before me today and said the barometer was at 8F, our coldest
morning yet. The record was broken at Raleigh-Durham International Airport where it
reported 4F! In this photo the temperature was already climbing. By the end of the
coming week we will return to the 60's which will feel like a heatwave. . . . . much
more normal here in the south!
This Sunday you will find me close to home - this is just too cold to be outside for long.
I'm afraid my planned walking weather has been put on hold for now!