Yesterday was awful with heavy rain at low altitude. I am sitting only seventy six meters above mean sea level. The road I drove in on Wednesday was blocked by fifteen foot drifts. The wind has at long last died away.
This morning dawned clear and cold with just a sprinkle of snow. It has since been snowing continuously but it does look wonderful.
I have spent most of the morning sitting watching the little mites. I did do an hours calculus so felt I’d earned a bit of fun time. Non of the following pictures are brilliant but the camera was trying to focus on the snow and I forgot to press the little AF button which stops it hunting for focus. I’ll never make a birder.
I am quite pleased with the Siskin as it is twig free and I need one for the booklet I started at Christmas, I just need his mate now and all the little birds here are done. The first prints are in and the printer has done a cracking job they are ten inches square on full gloss paper and I couldn’t believe I’d taken them. A big thank you to young Alex. She used to work for an advertising agency and is a spot on printer. I’m in love. She says it is just lust and that I’d do unmentionable things to a trapped rat or a legless frog. I got the impression that she wasn’t about to save me from the rats or hopping frogs or non hopping ones. I’ll send her a bit of lichen as there are no flowers here. I’ll pop a label on expressing my undying lust. I bet that will melt her stony heart.
Have a great weekend.