This blue jay has catfood pellets in his mouth. Despite the fact that we put out birdseed, they (as well as the raccoons and possums) seem to prefer dry catfood. And they seem to have very little fear of the black cats that are over this yard. But if he glimpses me inside the house with a camera pointed at him, he's off in a flash! I had to stand back a bit, hidden some behind the door jam to get this pic. You can see the ice pellets all over the grass from the frozen rain and sleet we had yesterday. This morning the sun is out and although it was 16 F earlier, it's supposed to get up to 31 or 32 later today.
|outside cats' frozen water bowl|
When the weather is bad, they pretty much stay on the back porch under the heat lamps or slip inside the garage where there's plenty of hay and blankets for warmth.
So goes another day with schools closed again due to icy roads. I spent the morning playing around with my clay - sculpting little Easter bunnies - just for fun. I have underglazed these 2 little ones and have not totally finished sculpting the 3rd. Here is a pic of the first 2. Remember, they are still clay with a little underglaze on top... haven't been fired yet... and then will need a coat of clear glaze and be fired again. But it kept my hands busy as too much crochet or TV sometimes gives me a headache... so I'm trying to keep away from both today.
And as I walked past our bedroom, there was Ghost curled up on my pink bed jacket. As you can see from her face, she didn't like being disturbed.