06 January 2009

Twelfth Night

Last night, being Twelfth Night, all the Christmas Lights and Decorations were taken down and now, although we did not have all that many up, the place does look a little barren. Anyway, everything is back in the attic until next December.
The weather has been cold (-3 in the garage this morning) but beautiful during the day, so much so that Maria and I went for a walk up to the top of the quarry path this afternoon.
I released our sixth mouse this morning, or is it the same one six times? Perhaps they are getting back to the house before me!
On the bird front, a few days ago Clive saw some Long Tailed Tits on one of the feeders, birds that I had never noticed before. Well a couple of days ago we had a flock of eight of them and today six so perhaps the very cold weather has brought them out looking for food. I had to use a hammer and chisel to unfreeze the bird baths after breaking a garden trowel first! They will be frozen over again by now.
Oh well, back to the Family History and photograph sorting. Still a long way to go.

1 comment:

BEVERLEY said...

I use a kettle of hot water to melt the ice on the bird baths ,the ice cools the boiling water so it doesn't harm the birds when they go for their early morning drink , and it saves the garden implements too !!