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Thursday, December 8, 2011



We have the part for our furnace in and she's a working like a charm . Poor old clunker I thought she had given up the ghost , guess she still has some heating power left in her after all ! That's good !

The sun is just rising. its crisp and cold out and the birds are at the feeders stocking up for the day ! Its been days since we have seen the sun.

I haven’t seen very many of the seasons birds yet where this time last year they were here in droves . I guess with the weird weather we have been having it has confused them as to migrate here or not !  The beautiful Tundra Swans have finished their route of flight over us and now are moving up farther north. Here they are a protected bird .

Since it is to be a nice sunny day I think I will go out later and take photos !

DSC_0049  Papa would like to thank you all for you lovely comments of his wood works and for peeking in at his blog !

                       Until next time . Have a great day !

                                                               Country Gal


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I'm so glad ya'll have heat again! Don't want that Miggy and Harley to freeze, or you and papa either!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello little guy!... I just love Downy Woodpeckers... thanks for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm just getting caught up--Glad your furnace is fixed!! It's really cold outside here today, but reading Monday's post about the birthday celebration certainly would warm up anyone's heart!! I am also admiring the wood work projects--How lovely!! I'll hop over and check out the other blog!!

Gone Country said...

Hurray is right for the old clunker! I'm glad you guys have heat now.

We finally have a cool day here. It's nice and sunny though so it's a beautiful day!

Lois Evensen said...

Warm is good at this time of the year - at least around here it is! I'm glad to hear you have your heat back. :)

Muffy's Marks said...

Glad you're warm again. Love papa's work. Will check out his blog, thanks for the tip!

Ellen said...

I'm so happy for you having heat again. It's getting so cold. I love the bird at the feeder. I'm not to up on my bird types. I've never seen one of these and it's beautiful.

Denise said...

So glad you have your heat. Not a good time to be without it, learned that from our own experiences over the years.

This is such a pretty bird. We get a lot of his cousins visiting our back yard during the wintertime. I haven't taken a lot of photos since I got back from visiting hubby's family in Virginia Beach but I think the weather is going to be good here also over the next couple of days.

Papa is a true artist with his woodwork. My Dad was a carpenter hobbyist and he loved working with the wood. I used to help him when I was a child. I think that's where I get my love of wood and pottered with smaller things right up until the late 80s. I used to cut out and sand Christmas shapes from Baltic Birch and sell them at craft shows, after painting them for hours on end. Eventually my fingers gave out but I had a great time up to then.

Wishing you and Papa a great weekend.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Elaine, when I read about the furnace I thought of the father in "A Christmas Story" alsways fighting with his furnace. Glad yours is working again and keeping you all warm.