Here's a pic of my back yard from this morning. These birds are my new favorite guests. My feeder has been vacant for a month or two, but as soon as the snow appeared I got these little guys. According to Wikipedia, they're Dark-eyed Juncos. They're really busy and fat and definitely welcome here.
Well, I have officially been snowed in for 2 days, and we're going on Day 3. My school has been closed for what the local news is calling "The Blizzard of 2009." Mostly, coming from my recent Wisconsin living, I think they're wimps. Not that I mind a whole lot... I have access to hot chocolate and my computer to do work from here... and a really cute dog to follow me around. In my ideal world Scout would come to work with me every day. Perhaps my ideal world is a blizzard. For now, I have lots of blogging to do, so I'll cozy up here and add a few posts before my fingers get too chilly.
Cedarburg, WI. The whole concept of having Christmas rats is just funny to me, so I couldn't help it. Their names, as noted on their tags, are Granny and Thadeus. They have hand-painted faces and really ornate clothes, from the knitting to the slippers. I just love them.