I was screwing around this morning playing with different settings to see how I could play with light and shadows. Miss Lily even helped out a bit and offered herself up as a model. I think she was more interested in sitting up high so she could see if any bunnies were out and about in her yard.
The sun is rising nicely over what used to be central Minnesota farmland. There has been two nice size flocks of geese pass overhead as they’re on their way out to feed this morning. They’re still around since the ponds and lakes haven’t frozen over yet. That won’t last too much longer. My bird bath froze over the other night since I forgot to plug it in and I know it’s a fair indicator of what is to come.
It’s cold out there this morning. I don’t even want to look at the temps right now. It was cold when I got out of bed and I turned on the fireplace to take the chill out of the air. Big Boy is down there spread out in front of it soaking in as much as he can as he tries to melt into the carpet. To do anything else would be like work and God forbid he does anything make him expend any effort of exert himself. No, I think he’s saving all of his energy for something but God only knows what for.
I got up to refill my coffee cup and I noticed that my ever faithful chickadees were visiting me. I have no clue as the where the cardinals went to and if they’ll ever return this winter. I’ll just keep refilling the feeders and keep the bird bath full of water and home that they show up sometime. At least the squirrels are gone (for now) and I should get the regular crowd of Minnesota winter birds this year.