Do you remember this photo of my neighbours tree I posted in late May (I believe)?
This is what it looks like now. Covered in little crabapples (?) which all the birds are enjoying. If you click on the photo you can spot numerous goldfinches munching away.
The robins are in the tree quite often too. We woke up to -10 celsius, 17 fahrenheit, the coldest morning so far. Poor critters!
We are expecting a storm this evening so I filled all the bird feeders and put down a couple of handfuls of peanuts.
Lots of activity right away.
I'm not even back in the house and the squirrels are running for the peanuts!
I noticed this squirrel this morning as I was going out to pick up a few groceries. He was sitting in our side yard tilted over eating a nut. He seemed fine otherwise so I continued on my way. An hour or so ago I noticed him eating under the feeders doing the same thing. He seems to not have much balance.
Pardon the blurry photo but this is what happened next. He toppled over. He jumped right back up again and continued eating. We were wondering if he has eaten some fermented berries or crabapples. Hopefully whatever it is passes soon. It would be terrible if he fell out of a tree..
We finally are seeing light at the end of the tunnel with painting. This is Chuck painting out bedroom on the weekend. Last night we slept in our bed for the first time in a week. The guest bed is a 1920's double while our bed is a modern queen. I don't know how large or tall people would sleep in the old days. Chuck and I are shortish people and we were not the most comfortable!
I hope you are having a good day.