Bright red cardinals are suspicious birds. Maybe they’re aware how ridiculously conspicuous they are. Unlike the ubiquitous sparrow or carefree chickadee, a cardinal grabs a seed from the feeder, and turns around while eating. Poor things, I guess vigilance is the price you pay for beauty. Cardinals, the celebrity winter bird.
I’ve never understood why people choose to walk on the road in winter, thinking it’s safer than the slippery sidewalk. And crunchy snow is not a good excuse, Elizabeth! (see comments, below).
Speaking of risk, who decided it’s important to label chain link fences: Frost Fence. Gee, thanks. I would have licked it otherwise. Phew.
Environment Canada is warning us about the “big snowstorm” coming today. Ooh, 10-15 cm of gently falling snow. Any less and it could be cleared with a stiff broom. What ever happened to the classic Canadian winter storm? 30+ cm of snow, followed by days of high winds and drifting. I say it’s not a storm if you don’t have to use a pole to find the car afterward.
Got any good storm memories??