The past couple of days have seen me grappling with computer issues. My laptop had to be completely reset.
It all started with my thinking I had deleted a photo that I wanted to use and discovering (after almost a year of not noticing) that I had no recycle bin on my desktop. After trying every conceivable thing I could think of to find and restore it, my husband suggested resetting the laptop to its defaults. This took quite a while, and then I had to reload my apps which took another fair length of time and at last, here I am.
So just now, I’ve spent an hour writing and editing a new piece for you under the above heading and importing and editing the above photo, only to find my “Paint” accessory doesn’t have the font I was using for my “junko junkie” signature and even worse, WordPress deleted my draft! Happy Days!
Enough rant, just enjoy this calming photo of one of our latest residents who has even sipped from the bath and continues to make my day a happy one nonetheless.
Come back tomorrow, when I hope to be past all the glitches and share a story about the return of someone special.
Weather-wise, yesterday was a brutal day. Winds were high, snow was blowing, but my junco buddies were undaunted. These tough little birds just kept coming back, to dig furiously with their little back feet until the snow gave way beneath them to reveal the tiny specks of seed.
I donned my parka, hat, scarf, gloves and winter boots, to slip out the sliding doors with my cup of bird-food, not once, but three times. I had shoveled the deck as much as I could first thing in the morning, but the storm forced me to keep clearing space for the juncos, so they could land and dig.
Today, I cleared the deck at 7:00 a.m. The whole time, I could hear the peeps from a neighbour’s tree where a bundle of them were patiently waiting for me to finish. As soon as I grabbed my shovel and went back inside, six or seven of them landed in the bare willows off the deck and began to alight on the snow to feed.
The sun has been out sporadically today which has been a delight and my friends have been coming and going on and off. I am gratified.