For some, I think, the fear of venturing outdoors in the cold is worse than actually venturing out. I have learned that with appropriate dress, it is actually more pleasant to be out in the cold than it is to be out during the heat of summertime. But then, I am quite active while I am outside... and that makes a big difference.
I love spending cold, sunny days outside wandering about the farm and the woods.
Spending time quietly observing our animals is a treat...
especially when they ignore my presence.
Although some are unable to mind their own business- unable to resist the opportunity to see just what it is I am doing sitting by the pasture fence.
Yesterday, after chores were finished and a little inside work completed, I headed out with my camera in hand. I had wanted to find the pair of early-arriving bluebirds that I had seen just three days before. I had alerted Hubbs, who always cleans out the bluebird houses in the first week of February, that I had already seen a couple.
He immediately hastened to get all bluebird accommodations ready for guests. You see, we have about twenty bluebird houses scattered throughout the farm - most of them hanging, appropriately spaced,...