The snow fell fast and furiously Tuesday evening and never completely stopped all day Wednesday. There was snow and sleet and some freezing rain thus making a ground cover that's going to be here for a bit. Pair that with a high of 18 degrees today / 19 degrees tomorrow and more snow predicted for Saturday and Sunday --- yep, it's going to stick around.
We have an aerator in our pond to help with algae, etc. and don't turn it off for the winter. The pond is frozen except for the area right around the aerator. Yesterday, we had three ducks that came to enjoy our "spa". They were fun to watch as they swam and dove and floated
around. I wish I knew what kind they were. We had Buffleheads visit last year but I don't think these are the same.
The shadow in the foreground of this picture above is the roof of the house. You can see the "spa" at the end of the dock in the pond. The snow is just glistening! It looks as if it is sprinkled with glitter.
The birds have been crazy busy at the feeders. I feed safflower, sunflower, and thistle seeds, suet, mealworms, and peanuts in the shell. The Blue Jays will empty the peanut feeder in a day. They'll fly miles for peanuts in the shell. I love watching them! They wrangle a peanut out of the feeder and off they fly with it in their beaks. The birds also enjoy the heated birdbath. I have to fill the feeders at least every other day in this snowy weather. I feel like I run a Seed & Feed Spa.
Sunday afternoon, our mostly defunct (as in we don't meet regularly anymore) spinning group met at Barnes & Noble. We had seven people - four of which I didn't know. It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
I didn't take my wheel, though, because I'm trying to finish several projects. One project that needs to be completed and in the mail is this second pair of socks for granddaughter, Raleigh. I'm knitting this pair slightly bigger than the first to give her a pair to grow into. It's been a couple of months since I measured her feet so I sure hope she can still wear the first pair! I'm almost ready to decrease for the toes on this pair so they should be finished very soon.
Update from the last post - the ear and hand biopsies were both fine. The ear piece showed cartilage inflammation. The doctor suggested I find a pillow with a hole for my ear since I am a total left side sleeper and friction is a big cause of this problem. A pillow with a hole - not an easy pillow to find! I went to Bed Bath & Beyond and opted for a memory foam neck pillow. It's U-shaped and works pretty well.
Great news for Mom and Daddy! They sold their Virginia home! It was put on the market mid-December and was sold by the end of January. Closing is the end of February. I'm so glad that will no longer be hanging over their heads. Now, if we can just get all their boxes unpacked!!!
Hope each of you stay warm and cozy! Until next time.........