I love the winter days when the sky is blue, the air is crisp and you can see snow but it’s not right on your doorstep.
The skiers are complaining as there’s not enough snow but that’s fine by me. I find skiing too much of a faff – far too much equipment to grapple with, too many clothes to get on and off, the roads are slippy and dangerous leading up to the slopes and it’s too cold for my liking. Those mountain tops are a half hour’s drive away and I’m satisfied with just looking. I wish the French would bury their wires though 😦 I could have got a view without the wires from higher up in my garden but I was in my bedroom, the camera was to hand and, anyway, this is the reality.
Still, with all that on my doorstep, I do get homesick from time to time so I have inflicted this reminder on the local wildlife.
It was a toss up between this one and Dr. Who’s Tardis. Maybe I should have gone for that as it would probably have been bigger on the inside 😉
Can anyone explain why the birds are leaving those fat balls alone in favour of the sunflower seeds yet, at other times, it seems to be the other way round? We get blue tits, nuthatches, robins, coal tits and finches mostly. If it’s very cold the occasional blackbird and dove fly up on to the balcony. Unsurprisingly, we get lots of sunflowers springing up under the balcony in the summer.