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Monday, March 25, 2013

Old Man Winter is Punishing Us......

We should never have said it out loud. You know the part about not wanting to spend winters in IN again. Well Old Man Winter heard that and said, " hmmmm, last winter huh?? I'll show you, I'll give you one more big snow before you leave."  And he did! We got between 8-10". Not sure which we are between the two I think. When talking about 8 inches and 10 inches what is the difference, right?  The birds were out in high force today eating and another animal was out too.
Louie, remember him? The red Cardinal that fights himself in our truck mirrors. He was on the bird feeder and was looking at me.....

"Seriously, can you believe this?"  "It's Spring for heavens sakes!"



We didn't do too much yesterday. Art watched basketball....go IU!!! And I just finished doing some little projects that I needed to complete.  Today we took more items out to the fiver, arranged shelves,  and put up groceries. We have so very little left to do, finish loading up clothes, get some more groceries, finishing loading up the basement, the truck, and....oh my gosh get ready to leave. Wait let me say that again, get ready to leave. I still cannot believe it is here!  We have been dreaming of this day for years, and it is here. I am so excited, can you tell????

I looked out of the window this morning and I saw a squirrel up in the tree. He was eating an ear of corn he had found in the field. He and the corn were all snow covered. Poor little guy.....

Wonder if he had this buried somewhere?  I doubt it, he probably found it as he was right beside the corn field, and they have a tendency to knock the outside rows down when picking.

He was sharing his good fortune with the birds. So neat you could see the kernels laying on the snow and the birds were gobbling them up.....

This female Cardinal had a kernel in her mouth as I shot this picture. She needs snow boots on :)

This one cracked me up. The female Cardinal is looking at the Snowbird, glaring, and saying , "are you responsible for this snow?" " Well cut it out will ya!?"


These are Louis' cousins, Hewey and Dewey . The one on the right is taking off from the snow. I believe his feet were probably cold. The other one looks like he is laying on his to keep them warm.

I'm excited I got a new bird, for me that is. This Bluejay was eating corn too, and being mean to the others :(   They are pretty but their dispositions are not.
I was giddy when I saw this picture. Look at the bird flying away.  It almost looks like a decal on the fifth wheel. I wish I knew what kind it was, but I was focused on Louis. It was snowing (again) when I took this shot. It is neat how it shows up against his red feathers.



The next time I do a post will be from Hardin Ridge and there "better not be" any snow on the truck, fifth wheel, or ground. :)  There shouldn't be as it is supposed to be up in the 50's and 60's next week.  Whooo Hooo....I'm ready!


                       So for the last time, best wishes and take care from Thorntown.

23 comments:

  1. oooooh those gorgeous red cardinals ... against the white white snow...

    I know you're tired of winter! but at least you in the upper midwest are acclimated more than us southenr midwesterners ... boooooo hiss I'm so tired of the wind and cold and wet!

    You're getting closer and closer and closer ... what fun!

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    1. He sure stands out doesn't he? Yes, winter is getting pretty old, I'm ready to get outside and get some sun.
      Yes, closer everyday. We are so excited.

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  2. Beautiful birds! Pretty to see the snow but never had to deal with it. Not long now!!

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    1. Thank you. You have never had to deal with snow, well you don't know what you are missing. LOL Nope not long now....so happy about that. Take care.

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  3. I love those cardinals, but never see them in California although I'm sure there are some here. I really miss the birds of the east & midwest.

    One good thing about all the snow is that if your area was in a drought last year the snow melt should help the farmland.

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  4. Yes, we need the moisture no matter what form it comes in. They say they are predicting another drought this summer boy I hope not! Cardinals are just beautiful birds. Of course they are IN state bird so they had better be here :)

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  5. I love your bird pictures. They are just so beautiful. And such great pictures of them in the snow. But boy do that look so cold. I love to hear the excitement in your post of your new journey.

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    1. Thank you Jim and Sandie. Birds are just one of my favorite creatures. The snow definitely brings out the color, and yes, it was very cold. Thank you that is sweet. We are so excited can't hardly wait.

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  6. Bird watching is one of my favorite leisure activities. Few months ago i had a nice safari in Yala forest. Elephants Tigers birds Lions wow that was awesome check pictures on Sri lanka Accommodation

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    1. Bird watching is so calming to the nerves. And I get so excited when I find a new one. A safari Wow would love to do that someday you are very lucky. Thanks for checking out the blog.

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  7. The last few days waiting to go seem to be so long. But very shortly the snow will melt and be heading of to the adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy.

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    1. You are so right, these last few days are taking forever. Just like when you come home and the last few miles seem to go on and on....
      Yes, the snow is melting and this new adventure is getting so close. Thank you.

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  8. cozybegone (http://cozybegone.wordpress.com/) has left a new comment on your post "Old Man Winter is Punishing Us......":

    Trying this again....oh, WordPress your testing me just like ole' man winter! You are so close Tammy...wish I was as close as you. Been shoveling paths...and the robins immediately jumping for joy as they have grass to graze on :O) Our Illini are out but IU will always be close to my heart! Hoping for a quick meltdown... Now to see if this will post :O)

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    1. Your post was deleted, sorry so I copied and pasted it back on. I know computers can sure try your patience.
      I'm sorry Illinois didn't win, but IU is still in it.
      I saw where you got lots of snow too. We have many Robins also, I'll bet they wish they had stayed in the South a little while longer. Your time is coming and I'll bet will go faster than you think. Take care.

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  9. We're coming home next week, and bringing the warm weather with us. We'll let some in Indiana!!! Think Spring. Your bird shots are beautiful!!!

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    1. Good bring all the warm weather you can. We need it in IN bad. Thank you I appreciate that. I love taking pictures, can you tell.

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  10. Hazel, of Class A Greyhounds... RVing with the big dogs!March 26, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Tammy, you are a good photographer! Thanks for sharing!

    I'll try to blow a little New Mexico sunshine your way!

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    1. Thank you Hazel, I really enjoy it. Happened late in life that I found that out but I am happy I did. I love sharing all the pictures. Hope it made you smile. Take care and send all the sunshine you can. :)

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  11. You have some nice Cardinal photos there & I especially like the enthusiasm you have for your upcoming RV travels. It reminds me very much of Kelly & I when we first started out years ago. I'm sorry if my reference to blog ratings upset you in my post tonight. I've written several posts over the years for people just starting out with blogs & how to attract attention to their blogs & begin building a readership. I know how difficult it was when I first started. It's frustrating when your a new blogger & nobody knows your out here. I probably should not have worded my post the way I did by using the word 'ratings'. I do have a habit of getting myself into trouble occasionally with my blogging words. Sometimes I think I just have been doing this too long. Especially so when I see someone new like yourself coming along with all that gusto & enthusiasm. Just like I had years ago when starting out. Keep that freshness alive Tammy & don't let anyone take it away from you.......AL.

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  12. Sorry,Tammy, between burping Daniel and changing diapers and caring for a sick little James, I missed your post. Your cardinal photos are great. I seem to have bad luck photographing our cardinals. As soon as I have a good shot, they fly off as soon as I open the door.

    I'm off to your next post.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. You are one busy Grandma Julia, and I know you are loving it. Take care and get some rest.

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  13. Hewey & Dewey are playing Angry Birds!!! haha!

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