Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spring in January?

Yesterday's high here in Minnesota
was 52 degrees which shattered records!
I was able to work outside with no coat.
Sure, we've had January thaws
but nothing like this.

The birds enjoyed it too.
Remember the heated dog water dish I got
a few months back?
Birds have been loving it
but it was the goldfinch that dominated it
yesterday.

"Mmm...tastes pretty good!"


 "Lady, do you mind?  I'm trying to get a drink here."


"Look out below! I'm coming in for a landing!"


"Geez, where'd he go?"


"Little bird, he left
just like this 
temporary spring of ours has. 
Our high today is to be
34 and our
'high'
for Thurday
is supposed to be 10 degrees."

*sigh*
It was fun while it lasted!

34 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Enjoy your warm 50 degrees, the best is yet to come. I wish we could have alittle colder weather. But I do live in the sunshine state.
Your birdies are so cute. Love the picture with the one flying in.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I would be a really big baby if our high was only going to reach 10*. Brrrr!

Gloria said...

I'm with Scrappy, we need colder weather here in Florida!!

Tammy said...

Yes, it has been just like Spring, complete with rain and mud...yuck.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, I know -- supposed to be cold here too the rest of the week. Yesterday was lovely. :)

Melodie said...

Yes,I do believe Mather Nature has been toying with us,lol!

Judy said...

It's been nice back home but now I see it's getting colder.

gigi said...

So cute! Everybody enjoys the warm while it lasts!

Lynne said...

Loved this Jill!
We will get your 50+ today and then plan for WINTER . . . as TexWis just said . . . "a strange mix of seasons . . ."

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Jill... I just love that you are doing Nature photos!... and your birdies are soo sweet!... our weather has been similar... warm warm, then freezing cold... sooo, thoughts of Spring and beautiful Springtime images have taken over Idyllhours!... please keep sharing your Nature pics!... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbie said...

hahaha....my kinda pictures!! it's so fun and relaxing to watch the birds!!

our weather has been the same, when you wake up, you just never know what your going to get!!

Paula said...

We have a beautiful sunny day here in south Texas then the cold is going to hit again but 10 degrees we wouldn't know what to do with. Stay warm!

TexWisGirl said...

yup, time to plug that waterer back in!!! happy winter!

Dianna said...

10 degrees?? 10 degrees for a high?? BRRR.
It's a rainy cool day here for us, but temps are supposed to warm up later in the day.
Glad you enjoyed your warm day to work outside!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Well, our impatience for snow is finally paying off, I guess. It's supposed to hit us here in Iowa later today.

Donna said...

Holy moly! We're going to cool off here on the Central Coast of California, where it has also been unseasonably warm,too. Thank God, we will not be getting that cold!

Rain, we need rain - pray for rain for us - it'll bring rain and snow for you all!

Be blessed!
Donna

Flora said...

We have had beautiful warm weather too...Just starting to get cold...This morning it was -18 C...today its back to normal winter around -8 C.

It's nice to have a warm winter....

Becky~ said...

Hi Jill!Adorable photo with the birdie.Sounds like the same weather here,I have so enjoyed the warmth lol,hate to see it go.I know whats coming probably minus 15 and 7 feet of snow ha.

Have a good one Jill!

Madi and Mom said...

What good shots of the Goldfinches and the heated dish. They must be pleased as punch to find water in the winter in MN. Our weather has been so fickled this year too. Up and down. From 52 to 10 degrees in 3 days is pretty darn fickled too.
I loved Tuesday's shades of brown.
I was by very early yesterday I must have missed the new post.
Hugs to you all
Madi and Mom

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, These are the most pleasant of days. It is a blessing how you see the beauty and enjoy these moments. Your friend, Catherine xo

Teresa Strouts said...

Awesome pictures of the birds! I just knew this warm weather would last. Did you see all the snow in Alaska? Bet it makes it's way to us eventually LOL! Keep taking those lovely pictures and sharing them with us!

Teresa said...

Wouldn't last - I meant wouldn't last LOL!

Eva Ason said...

I love the pictures of the birds! :) Enjoy your warm[er] weather. Not so very long til' spring arrives :)

Eva

Ellie said...

That is some strange temperature changes you are having there.
Love your pictures - those birds look so tiny.

Maple Lane said...

Sweet pics!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Jill,
Such sweet pictures of the birds. We have had warm days too (such a teaser) because it gets cold again but not as cold as you. Keep warm.

xo,
Danielle

Donna said...

Goodness! Well it's 70 here today, 30 tonight and 50's tomorrow...ridiculous!
Love the photos!!!
hughugs

nanny said...

I love the little goldfinch....they are so pretty when they get their bright summer colors...I feed them thistle and they sure hang around.

glad you got one nice day anyway....it was that kind of day here and tomorrow in the 30's....oh well!

Michaele said...

So nice of you to offer them a little warm water : )

Chatty Crone said...

They will need that warm bath later in the week! What was the rock doing in there? Holding it down? sandie

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Those bird pictures are great as usual! I love watching wild birds and loved it when we were able to feed them in the backyard. We feed them in the front yard now because our critters would love to have them for dinner. Lol. I also have another Liebster blog award for you! I have enjoyed getting to know you and have always loved your posts!

Bonnie said...

Brrrrr! We were at 60 today. It will drop tonight, but only for a few days. I cleaned my bird baths and filled the bird feeders Sunday. I usually do not have a lot of birds during the winter, but my trees are full these warm days. Hugs!

Jackie said...

dont cha just love Minnesota :)

Kerri said...

It's been really warm here for Winter too .... I can eve see trees starting to bud!