Saturday, January 17, 2009
When I got up at dawn yesterday morning to feed my birdies, the thermometer on our deck registered at 2 degrees above zero. (NOTE picture above.) But--according to the 'official' almanac, our low yesterday here in Crossville, Tennessee was ZERO degrees!!!! That is 'plum' cold for us southerners!!!!! (Two more pictures below)
Above, our beautiful rhododendron is shriveled up ---and it almost seemed to shiver!!! It doesn't even look like a rhododendron, does it???? Poor thing! I heard it say, "I want Spring."
This picture above of our sunrise was taken yesterday morning about 6:30 a.m. from our deck. It was so cold that the boards on the deck 'popped' very loudly, and scared me to death!!!! The good news is that I gave the birdies plenty of food. George and I went to Hendersonville all day yesterday to see his elderly parents (who incidentally are doing well). SO---I don't know whether the Starlings came back or not... I'll watch for them tomorrow. Hopefully, they have moved on to greener pastures!!