Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And even more, more snow!

We're finally back on the net.

I've been listening to The Omnivore's Dilemma as part of my collaboration with my critique group (we're all reading it, except I'm listening) while working on a hat that I started last year. So much of the afternoon was passed this way. Although I really should continue to work on my utensils (the game pieces to go with the blueberries). I actually spent a fair amount of time working on that yesterday, but sculpey blueberries easy, sculpey silverware hard. I considered buying either a dollhouse silverware set or maybe a toy silverware set—and found several choices on ebay—but today, I thought of another way of doing them in sculpey that might work. So that will be tomorrow's experiment.

But here are some more snow photos.

We keep brushing the snow off the cars every night, and everyday, we end up with this:

The house:

And of course, more birds on the persimmon tree:

As they've been gobbling up the fruit left on the trees, I've been putting my own Private Reserve Persimmons out for them:

And now, perhaps in a narrative straight out of The Twilight Zone, I went out this morning to find the front walkway covered in bird tracks, coming up to the front door. Here's by the driveway, the tracks show some confusion on the part of the bird...which way to go?

But here, it's confidently marching towards the front door:

And finally, coming up by the doormat:

I don't remember hearing a knock on the door, but I do wonder.

And remember that Katy McFadden sculpture from a couple of days ago? Here it is again today:


Dr. Russ said...

OK--so now you are just showing off with all of that snow. Here in NYC, it has turned to ice and slush--more ice now than slush.

You might complain but it does look magical. Birds know better than to walk around on the sidewalks here in NYC--they might be eaten up by the big rats.

Please be sure to continue to take care of your bird friends and have a safe and happy holiday season.

Best wishes--russ

fingerstothebone said...

It's turning to slush & ice here too. We got up to 37 degrees today and it sure sounded like the sky was falling. The kitty was not impressed. Don't worry, I'll take good care of the birdies!

Jodi Renshaw said...

I LOVE sweet litle bird feet in the snow :)