Saturday, November 19, 2011

This, That and...

What a week!
It has certainly had it's challenges
but I've made it.

I wanted to answer a few questions
about my bird pictures.
I only have a point and shoot
with a small zoom lens on it.
I am standing no more
than 18"-24" on these shots.
The chickadees are very

I have never used a heated birdbath before.
A friend has one and educated me on how much
the little critters need water during the winter.
After seeing the way they flock
to my "pet dish" bird bath,
I will definitely be getting one.
We have home improvement stores here
by the name of Menard's.
They carry an insert that you place in your existing bird bath.
You then plug it in and it keeps the water
from freezing.
I have also seen a heated bird bath
that clamps to a deck rail.
This was at a store by the name of Fleet Farm.
For now, I check on the water several times a day
and crack through the ice if it freezes over.

onto the
am I doing a good job of making you wait?
of my very first
blog giveaway...

I bet you're all on the edge of your seat now aren't you? it comes...
I promise....
no more teasing you...
or messing around...

Sharon from
I Forget What I Forgot

Sharon, please email me your address
and I will do my best to get this out to you
on Monday.

my sincere thanks to ALL of my WONDERFUL


Mari said...

Congrats to Sharon! And thanks to you for doing the giveaway!

Jenny Woolf said...

Thanks for explaining about the bird bath - I forgot your winters are savage because you're in Minnnesota. Here in London the temperature rarely goes much below freezing

Sharon said...

Wow! Thank you! What a surprise, think you made my day!!!

Thought you had my address, but I will send it again in a bit.

Whoo, Thanks again!

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats Sharon. And that heated birdbath is a wonderful idea! sandie

Anonymous said...

I have a blog friend in TN who has blogged about her heated bird bath and have thought about buying one, too. Your bird photos are just so pretty!
Congrats to Sharon!
Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Debbie said...

woooohoooo, congrats to sharon!! and congrats to you jill that 104 people recognize your awesomeness!!

right now your birds love you as much as we do!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Congrats to Sharon for the big win. I am sure the birds are fine with what you are doing. They are used to the different weathers.

Samantha said...

Congrats, Sharon! :D

What sweet shots of the favorite bird :)

Ellie said...

Congratulations to Sharon on winning. Love how you spinned it out make me smile.
I've never heard of heated birdbaths before. Sounds like a good idea for the winter. Lucky wee birds.

Anonymous said...

the header sounds like a great idea, but i think i'd put it under something so that the snow doesn't get in it? =)

I thought I was following your blog & I kept looking for updates on my dashboard, then I come back today & see that I'm not... so sorry, but I'm following now! I'm such a scatterbrain! heheheee

TexWisGirl said...

oh, congrats to sharon! one of our favorite blogger pals, for sure!

and you made me miss Wisconsin - Menards and Fleet Farm. sigh... don't have them here.

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Your camera takes great pics, and the chickadees look so cute. : ).. We have a Sony Cybershot that zooms as well, and it's been such a great camera. Glad that you provide the birds something that they need too. It doesnt snow that much here in Missouri (with the exception of 20 inches last year), I can't even imagine how much snow you all get!

Donna said...

How thoughtful of you to think of the wild life. So many don't realize, while they are wild, and they can go and forage for themselves, as we keep building more and more in to their habitat, it's a courteous thing to do!

Congratulations on your milestone and your winner!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Madi and Mom said...

Congrats to Sharon!!
I've never used a heated bird bath either. My birdbath is a little too far away from an outdoor plug
Hugs C

Munir said...

Cngratulations to Sharon. She is a sweetheart. She has a great sense of value too. She thinks about blogger friend's pets as well.

Dianna said...

I've never used a heated bird bath either, but we have a bird bath that's fairly close to an outdoor plug, so it's a possibility!

missing moments said...

congrats to Sharon! I've not used one but going to check it out!

Michaele said...

So happy that Sharon won! And Menards gets all of my money all of the time. Wonderful store!

Ed Pilolla said...

i've got to get seed in the feeder outside my window. you have inspired me.

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! Blessings, Catherine xo

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Yay Sharon! I couldn't have selected a sweeter winner! :)