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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Old Mother Hubbard




I saw a woman out my window this morning...It looked like Old Mother Hubbard. She was dressed in her turquoise jacket, flannel sleep pants, a babushka covering her head and was gingerly walking in the snow toward the bird feeder. I saw her through a reflection in the window. The feeders were empty and needed filling. She went to work filling the feeders and the suet feeder too. I saw little birds waiting in the trees. They knew who it was and weren't very frightened...just cautious. They were used to this lady....because she looked out for them everyday. The mixed seed is about gone and a big bag of sunflower seeds were dipped into today. Another item for her shopping list. It is very windy this morning and approaching storm is on the news continually. Schools are being dismissed early. It should start after 12. This isn't supposed to be a big storm....just a nuisance. We've  had little bits of snow here and there...nothing amounting to anything. She checked the Mary's garden and found a couple of little statues had fallen down, but she left them as they were. The sedums in the strawberry jar are doing well...as are the other sedums in the garage. She came to the back door and came in....took off her get up and what do you know....it was me!

I went to my chair by the sliding glass door and read some poetry...waiting for the first little guest at the feeders. Of course, it was a sparrow.He left his shelter in the big spruce tree, Blue. A gust of wind ruffled his feathers, but he paid no attention. Soon his whole family were there enjoying a late breakfast. I decided to write this post and came into the computer room. I just sat down, when outside on the near by feeder, one of my favorite birds paid a visit. I hadn't seen them yet this winter. The very cute Tufted Titmouse and his wife. They are so timid and hard to capture with a camera. I got the camera out to try again. The above picture is what I captured. They have been back over and over this morning...no other birds have paid a visit. I wonder why?

Well, Joe is sick today, so I am trying not to catch it. I always think of homemade soup when someone is ill. So I'll be in the kitchen creating a vegetable soup with lots of broth...to go with a hamburger for dinner.I think I will make jello too.

Now there will be a woman running from room to room with hand sanitizer and Lysol spray wearing a mask (not really...I just threw that one in for a laugh). Have a great day!

Balisha

10 comments:

debra @ homespun said...

Ah cute little titmice : )

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I have been so cautious this year. Not wanting to catch anything and so far have been safe. I started carrying a bottle of alchol in my car to use instead of hand sanitizer. You mentioned the babushka and I wrap it around my head also. Stay well...

Jan said...

I hope Joe soon feels better.... and that the snow clears too! It's time for spring! Jx

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a sweet post about the dear lady feeding the birds, you are the dear lady, taking care of birds and a under the weather hubby. May he soon be well and may you not get what he has.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

judemiller1 said...

I too was out filling bird feeders for the predicted 6-7" of snow that is coming our way. I too have Tufted Titmouse visit and a beautiful Cardinal--some Finches and a lot of sparrows--they need to be fed too. "His eye is on the sparrow...."I however, was not dressed in sleep pants or babuska--I just noticed it had to be done and ran out in my jeans and shirt--man, it was cold out there.

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

Hi Balisha...this was such a cute post. I could just picture the "woman" in her hodgepodge outfit going out to feed the birds. Hey, wait a minute....are we talking about me!? ;-) I'm glad your tufted titmouse came by. They are such a cute little bird!

Balisha said...

We are getting the winter storm. It started snowing at noon...just as predicted. Kind of looks like Christmas out there. Thanks for commenting this afternoon...and Lorraine...Glad you checked in...I was a little worried.
(call me the worrywort :))
Have a nice evening everyone.
Balisha

My Cottage Diary said...

What a delightful narrative, Balisha! I could just see it all so well. Hope you won't "take cold" and that your husband's bout will be short. Bess

Zoey said...

I was wondering if the lady was you when I began reading. LOL.

I hope Joe is feeling better soon. I hope you don't get the sickness.

MY DH, Jim, had the respitory flu 3weeks ago. I took bleach on a paper towel and wiped down all the door knobs, toilet handle, etc. It must have worked because I did not get that highly contagious sickness.

Barbara said...

You are funny. We brought several feeders up on to the patio during our snow which made it easier. We got to see the birds closer too.