Friday, February 4, 2011

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program...

Okay.  The photo I posted this morning of Louise on the deck was taken a couple of days ago.  This morning our deck looks like this...
As most of you know, Dallas/Ft. Worth has been dealing with FRIGID cold and ice and now add 4-6 inches of snow to this Superbowl week.  Sorry to all those folks visiting DFW, but by actual game day, we should be back to our usual, non-wintery selves... 
The birds have been eating us out of house and home this week. In 3 days time, I've gone through 50 lbs. of birdseed - not including the scratch feed, sunflower seeds and niger which are probably another 50 lbs. or more.  The view out of my window today...  The pond is beginning to freeze up and the ducks are cut off from their scratch feed beach...
We have mallards, a few northern shovelers, our lone pied-billed grebe, and a curmudgeony egret gathered together today in our winter wonderpond.

32 comments:

Home In The Hollow said...

Oh my, T! When I watched the weather channel this morning and saw Texas, I thought of you immediately. I am glad to hear that you'll be back to normal by Sunday though. I know you'll take care of all those little critters out your window...:)JP

Katie said...

I can hardly believe those are pictures of Texas! What crazy weather the entire country has had this week. The sun at least is shining on the North Dakota prairie today.
Katie
http://pinkepost.blogspot.com

wayside wanderer said...

Whoa, that is a lot of birds! I've enjoyed watching them out on my deck, and we have even had some new visitors. It is still snowing here.

CountryDreaming said...

Pretty composition of snow-covered tree branches. And you've got quite a gang there who showed up for supper. I bet those birds are real grateful to you!

Jules said...

Wow! Great pictures!! Sorry that you're going through the nastiness of winter this year, but it does make for some beautiful sights!!

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks for the snow, fancy you get some, in your area. The birds say thanks for my dinner.

Sharon said...

WOW! What a load of birds! Poor things can't find food with all the snow, which seems strange for your area. Glad you could set the table for all those birds!

Judy said...

Hey, you're starting to look like us now :)

Louise said...

I feel so badly for you guys, because you're not used to handling that white stuff.

That's an awful lot of birds there. Are the black ones red-winged blackbirds, or are there grackles mixed in? They're going to eat you out of house and home!

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh, Tex, ALL those birds; that would freak me out!
I love the snow covered tree; just lovely!

Nancy said...

Holy cow -- that's alot of birds waiting to be fed. Poor things -- they must be wondering what the heck is going on.

Strange weather year for sure. Afraid to ask, what's next? :)

Dawn said...

well....i know i never sent that snow your way. all mine is still here!
:)

Farm Girl said...

Wow!! It does look beautiful though. It is amazing all of the birds clustered around the feeders. I had no idea you got that much snow.

Canyon Girl said...

How great that you can help all those birds. And that tree photo is beautiful.--Inger

heyBJK said...

That third shot looks like something from "The Birds"! It's bad when the temperatures are colder in the deep South than further north.

Texan said...

We seriously have to talk to who ever is ordering our weather these days!

Our pond is froze all the across. Been toting water to the goats today. Well actually honeyman has been doing it :O).

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

What is it with Texas? First, all my birds fly down there to your house...obviously by how many you have. And now, you've got my snow too! .....You haven't seen my kids, have you? (ha ha)

Deb said...

we are melting a bit finally...can't believe how much snow we got...it snowed off and on all day....I finally got out for a little trip...my daughter works at a resturant and had to work tonight...so we took her in...hubby drives a big heavy truck...so we didn't have it bad...lots of stranded cars around....

Leovi said...

The pictures tell it all, you ought to be spending a lot of cold in those lands, in exchange for photos of the snow are beautiful, the lake ice and the tree with its branches laden with snow are wonderful.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

PS
Love the title. lol

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've been thinking of you when I've seen Texas on the news--I guess the Packers brought that snow with them, huh?

I do hope you've had a good day--No snow in sight for us...sigh....

Robin said...

Theresa, wow, that's a real mess of birds!
And a heck of a blast of winter!
Does that happen very often, down there?

texwisgirl said...

Robin - we usually get a couple of ice/snow storms over winter, but they're usually more ice than snow and only last a day or so. Last year we had honest to goodness 10 inches of real snowfall which stayed around for several days. And now this year more inches of real snow. I think we're doing a reverse global warming here... :)

Farmchick said...

I cannot believe how many birds you have! Wow! Also cannot believe you guys have snow, but then again it has been such a strange winter thus far.

Dianna said...

My niece lives in League City; she's been keeping us posted on all the ice, etc. I know those birds appreciate you taking care of them during the bad weather.

Dianna
www.thesedaysofmine.com

Millie said...

You should hear the human complain about how much bird food and dog food the wild birds here eat. And they eat my corn!

Trisha said...

That is some crazy weather! Even though its not in your normal landscape to see snow, your photos look very pretty :)

AJ said...

Maybe it's not normal, but you have some very great photo's to show for! And all those birds have found a good home with you, with all that birds seed....

Allison said...

I LOVE that third picture! And for once, we are without snow and under a great sun while you Texans bathe in snow. I never thought this day would come. ;)

Keep warm! xoxo

Brian Rafferty said...

Hi. First of all thanks for taking an interest in and viewing my blog on a regular basis. It is a nice thought that somebody half way around the world is interested in the accounts and pictures from my part of the world. I will try to look in regularly at the happenings on your wonderful ranch in Texas.

Enjoy the snow and keep feeding the birds. I look forward to seeing more of what life is like down on the ranch. Regards and best wishes from the other side of " The Pond "

Rural Revival said...

Whoa! You weren't kidding! I would never have thunk it.

Inger-M said...

Beautiful tree photos, both with and without birds!

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