Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday miscellany

I was going to post a really weird, funny picture of something that happened overnight, but my camera is not communicating well with the computer. So I'll leave you in suspense.

Some time today, 11:47 AM to be exact, Sand Creek Almanac had its 100,000th visitor. Hooray!

I am not a good outdoor Minnesotan. I spent the majority of the weekend indoors. I was going to go for a walk on the nicely crusted-over snow in our woods, but it was a bit windy and chilly and the walk just never materialized. I'm waiting for a sunny, calm 30 degree day for my outdoor fun.

Instead, I played banjo. I realized I was hitting a rut with that instrument, thinking I would maybe have to drive to the cities for a lesson, but today I went through my books and found a few songs I could maybe learn. I tried a few, and assigned myself two of them to learn within a week. I need to get back into the groove of practicing.

My bird feeders are being visited by about a hundred common redpolls, and I am going through an incredible amount of Nyjer seed every day. I had pictures of that too, but...oh well.

I'll try to get this camera thing resolved soon!

5 comments:

Lynne said...

You've left us hanging!

Jayne said...

Your Redpolls sound like my Pine Siskin. I've started affectionately referring to them as "the cannibals." :c)

linda said...

I'm curious about your camera to computer communication. I lost the ability to download photos from my camera after updating a security system. Will wait for my tax refund to pay someone to figure it out. It has me stumped~

RuthieJ said...

I stayed inside most of the day too--I couldn't believe it was below zero again on Sunday morning. No banjo for me, but I did enjoy watching the birds outside and knitting a few rows on an older project that need to be finished up soon.

Deb said...

Lynne- I had to wait to get to work and use a memory card reader to upload the pictures. I don't know what's up with the camera.

Jayne- Are you spending more than normal on bird seed too? :)

Linda- It's still a mystery, and I don't have time to figure it out tonight. Will let you know if I find something out.

RuthieJ- I have banjo and birds, you have knitting and birds. Good combinations on a cold winter's day while we wait for spring!