Thursday, February 08, 2007

For those in Canada

I thought of my friends in Canada today. It is really cold where they are.
The woodpeckers are doing fine and will see you when you warm up some!
I am snuggled under my Grandmother's quilt. It really is not too terribly cold here.
Cold enough I do not stay out very long. I think if I lived in colder climes I would hibernate and be wrapped in fur. Feathers would not be enough to keep this bird warm!


Deb said...

Enjoying your Woodpecker pictures and looking forward to the return of our 1. What a lovely quilt to curl up with!!

Q said...

My Dear Sprite,
When I see the geese I am always awed by their wings. How nice to have them near by. Living near a protected reserve is delightful I would like be a protective reserve too. Maybe I can issue a certificate to myself and just claim it! Than I would send out flyers to my neighbor's telling them to bell up the cats!
A down comforter sounds so cozy!
I have a few Grandmother quilts. I like this yellow double wedding ring one because it has so many lovely colors. Plus it is made from the clothes that once were my mother's when she was a little girl. I love the way the ladies in the past used everything. Such talented ladies.
Soon warmth will return,
you will be able to snuggle up in the trees again.
~Q~ (who also does not like to be cold nor does she like to be hot or wet!)

Q said...

Dear Deb,
I just bet your one Woodpecker is busy finding a mate and soon you will have many Woodpeckers!
Do you know what type of Woodpecker yours is? I was looking at my range maps and see that in your area you could have the Blackbacked Three Toed Woodpecker.
I have never seen one of them. He never comes as far south as me. You also could have the little Woodpeckers, Downy and Hairy, like are in my yard. Red Bellied do not come as far north as you, according to the maps. The Pileated Woodpeckers have a huge range. I have not seen one for many years.
I do think the Woodpeckers are wonderful birds. I still have my fingers crossed that a Red Headed Woodpecker will come to the yard. My husband really likes them. Years ago they were regular visitors.
My grandmother's quilts do give me much comfort. I feel connected to her, the water from another time I so enjoy.
Stay warm,