I went out and put some more bird seed on the bird table and in the feeder. Minus the crutch spikes as they are superfluous in snow and just get clogged up. Unfortunately most of the bird food seems to be getting eaten by starlings and jackdaws at the moment, but the dunnock and blue tits do still get a look-in.
Then I decided to build a snowman, as I didn't build one last time it snowed and I was in the right mood today. Except that it wasn't really snowman shaped, so I turned it into a snowpuppy! which was much more fun and it makes me laugh every time I look out the window and see it sitting waiting for a biscuit.
Today I had designated as a Study Day so I sat upstairs in the spare room/studio/study room and read about senses and perception, and attention. All interesting stuff which helps to explain my 'selective attention' as in not noticing things, and how we can drive to work and not remember anything much about the journey.
It's hard to work though with this view in front of you:
...and starlings squabbling over the suet, or doves sliding down the birdtable roof and hopping inside, or a blackbird perched on the edge of the snowy veranda roof.
The snow is thawing already, but the skies have cleared so I expect it will freeze tonight and be icy tomorrow. Mr H doesn't have much snow in Ayrshire, I think it all fell on N.Ireland before it got to him. But all I can think about is what conditions are like between here and Scotland... I can't bear the thought of he and I being separated by snow for Christmas.
I think I'll spend the rest of the afternoon choreographing a one and a half-legged 'Thaw Dance'.