I’m back! Well, I haven’t been away but I’ve not been posting much recently. I’ve felt bad about having this blog and then not writing much this winter. I’ve even considered stopping blogging but I don’t really want to do that. This has been a winter of many distractions that have kept me away from the computer. I’m hoping to change that.
So, what’s been going on this month? Both of my grandchildren have had birthdays. Annika turned 26 on the 3rd and Gavin turned 20 on the 15th! I cannot believe how quickly they have grown to be wonderful, caring, young adults!
|The bird feeder stays busy these days!|
February has been the month for extreme winter weather for us. We have had big snows each week. Our temperatures have stayed below freezing almost constantly which keeps us inside most of the time. I usually buy groceries each Thursday but all month it seems we have the most snow and ice on Thursdays! I don’t mind changing my shopping day though as I keep enough food in the house for storms. We’ve had to change a few medical appointments due to snow and ice but that is not unusual around here.
|Our deck has remained snow-covered |
except for what the wind blows away.
I love to feed the birds, especially in this weather. They offer much entertainment for us and our two cats Sophie and Zeus.
|Sometimes the squirrels help |
themselves to the bird food.
Have many of you gotten started on the Wordle games? I enjoy doing them especially since it is just one game and done each day. I have a tendency to start on games and not know when to stop sometimes and Wordle keeps me from going down the “game rabbit hole”!
There is not much exciting to write about at the moment here but maybe that is a good thing! We are having more snow today so I’ll probably go out tomorrow if the roads are clear. I’m sure we are all looking forward to Spring but I don’t really mind Winter because there is so much beauty in all four seasons. Take care everyone and I will try and be back much sooner!
It's great to hear from you! From the size of that squirrel it looks like he's been eating VERY well this winter. Our squirrels are fat and sleek, too. They've trained me to leave walnuts on the back fence for them this year. :)ReplyDelete
I just discovered Wordle a few days ago, but I love it! Like you, I'm glad it's one per day and that's it. I have no self control when it comes to stuff like that and I'd burn myself out on it if left to my own devices.
We have no shortage of squirrels around here and I have been known to feed them once in a while too. It's interesting how the animals train us isn't it!Delete
I'm glad to see you back, Bonnie. You've been very much in evidence around my blog, for which I thank you for interesting comments. We've had massive temperature swings. Yesterday nearly 70, today snow forecast!ReplyDelete
We've been known to have those big temperature swings as well. Next month our weather will be all over the place. I hope you are feeling better this evening!Delete
Bonnie, it's so nice to see a new blog from you. I love your snowy pics here, you make everything feel homey. Okay, another Wordle fan...you keep on top of things, don't you! I need to check this out! PS. Zeus is a great name! 🙂ReplyDelete
Hey Doug, it's great to see you! I have a feeling you have had more than your share of snow this winter too. If you like word puzzles you should give Wordle a try, you might like it.Delete
Your Cardinal is a beauty! Happy Birthday to your Grands! They grow up so fast! I like wordle also, fun game:)ReplyDelete
Hi Connie! I love to see Cardinals in the snow. The Wordle game has sure caught on fast. I hope you and Far Guy are doing well.Delete
Your squirrel photo could have been taken in my yard. It upsets My Retired Man when he sees that, but not me. They have to eat also and watching them running up and down trees (and bird feeders) is good entertainment for me.ReplyDelete
Arleen! It is so good to see you again, I have missed you! I hope you are well and happy. I have to admit I enjoy watching the squirrels as much as the birds. They run and play like crazy all over our yard and trees.Delete
Your red, red robin picture is cheerful!ReplyDelete
Joanne I totally understood what you meant! I think many of us have robins on our mind in looking forward to Spring. Take care my friend!Delete
Winter has been a distraction because it's not following a normal pattern.ReplyDelete
The weather has been strange for a while now hasn't it? We will jump from 68 F to below 0 F inside of 24 hours sometimes! Thanks for stopping by Red!Delete
Hello there! I am always happy to see you commenting on my blog, but your own posts are even better :-)ReplyDelete
That IS a lot of snow! We've hardly had any, and I am not too keen; it makes travelling so much harder and it just turns to grey-brown slush in town.
The first part of your post made me smile - you try to find MORE time at the computer, while most people will complain about how much time they spend online, and try to get away from it :-D
Hi Meike! Yes, the snow does get a bit messy as it melts. We often have snow as late as March although the weather can surprise you here at times. My problem with the computer is that once I get on it I do spend too much time falling down those internet rabbit holes! I need to spend more time taking care of necessities around here. ; )Delete
It is great to see you back Bonnie with your wonderful snowy photos! No snow here - just lots of wind and rain although today is dry and sunny. Thank you for cheering me on with my new blog. I do Wordle every day and am getting better and quicker at it! I hope you have a lovely weekend. xReplyDelete
It's so good to see you Simone! I enjoy your new blog very much. You are a talented person in many different ways! xDelete
Nice to see a new post from you. I'm quite jealous of all the snow, we haven't had any yet here in this part of the UK. Mind you I'm sure the novelty wears off very quickly.ReplyDelete
I love the snow when I can stay indoors and admire it. It can be a problem going out in it if we have a lot and the temps are very low. Thanks for stopping by Joe!Delete
Good to see you back. Bloggers get concerned when we realise someone hasn't posted for a time.ReplyDelete
Hi Tasker! I've been around but not always commenting as often as I did in the past. But I always enjoy and read all of your posts. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Bonnie has been highly visible on my blog have you not Bonnie? Lovely bird photo. XReplyDelete
Hi Rachel! Yes, I have been commenting on your blog most of the time. I try to keep up with many blogs but sometimes my time has been limited for commenting. I hope to improve on that. I love the birds in the snow especially. Thanks for stopping by Rachel! xxDelete
So good to see you back blogging again! You were definitely missed. I decided not to tackle the Wordle craze/phenomenon because I have too many irons in the fire already (said the 80-year-old retired man -- but I HAVE been taking an online course in reading Hebrew, so there IS that).ReplyDelete
I shall now go back and read all the comments preceding mine. I reserve the right to leave a second comment.
Hi Bob, it's always good to see you! I think it's amazing you are studying Hebrew. You leave just as many comments as you want!ReplyDelete
Birthdays, crazy weather, bird watching (and squirrel)...glad to see you posting!! I have not tried wordle but I keep hearing about people using it every day. I do fall down the simple games on my cell phone rabbit hole sometimes. ;) Have a really nice weekend. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Rita! It's good to post again. I've had a lot to take care of lately and that has taken some of my blogging time. Thanks for stopping by. You have a great weekend too Rita!Delete
It's lovely to see you posting, Bonnie. What great photos, too! That squirrel is very roly-poly :) Best wishes to your grandchildren on their birthdays. Time marches on, doesn't it? Your weather sounds like ours, and looks like it too. I hope you and your husband are well. Getting older is hard, and it seems more so in winter. Take care, my friend.ReplyDelete
Hi Jenny, I know you have really had a lot of heavy snows! I do find I have more trouble with the below freezing temperatures than I used to but luckily I don't have to go out much. Thanks for stopping by Jenny, I always love to see you!Delete
I especially enjoyed your photos Bonnie! You're doing good with such heavy weather! :-)ReplyDelete
Hi Charlie! These photos were just taken with my cell phone and also in a heavy snow so not the best. Phones are just too convenient for last minute pictures! Thanks for stopping by Charlie. Good luck with that new computer!Delete
Good to hear from you.ReplyDelete
So much snow but lovely photos - wish we had Cardinals in the UK
The Cardinals really stand out against the snow. I love all the birds. Thanks for stopping by Sue!Delete
I am so happy to see a post from you Bonnie. Welcome back you have been missed.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jackie. The past few months have just been a little hectic for me but I'm hoping to get back to posting more now. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
It is so good to see a post from you...well, two. I wondered what had been going on. We have sure had the Thursday snows, too. We had them 3 weeks in a row. I try to get out beforehand to get in enough catfood, etc to last.ReplyDelete
I do a game called wordly that is just one word a day. I can go down a gamehole, too. There was this matching game that I uninstalled simply because it kept me trying to beat the timer.
Hi Rose! We must be in the same line up for those snows because I think you posted about one just about every time we got one as well. This has been a very snowy February for many of us this year.Delete
I understand getting lost in games! It's easy to do as well as getting lost down those internet holes! Take care Rose!