Saturday, January 30, 2010

Yet another thing I don't get...( a re-run from 2007- but considering currrent mid-west conditions..?? Yeeaahh...)

...birds.

Don't get me wrong here....I LOVE birds. All birds. Well, maybe not vultures so much.

OK, I love some birds. Some more than others. I guess that makes me fickle.

A fickle-bird lover. Not that I love fickle-birds....I'm not a "fickle-bird-lover"....but a fickle-
bird lover.....

Kinda like bugs. I'd like to think I'm not one who is soo impressed by looks, but I think I am...

I LOVE Ladybugs. And butterflies (flutterbys) and some caterpillars. But not so much spiders. Or beetles. Or, roaches. Ewwe. Can barely get my self to type the word..

..So I'm a fickle 'bird and bug lover'...and don't get me started on fish!

Anyway, the thing I'm so quizzical about is (is that a real word? Or one of mine..huh...I think it's real)

How the heck do the birds stay warm when I can't? They are outside. In the snow. With a high temperature of 28 degrees. With a wind chill of 6 degrees. AND, they are barefoot!



I have a heated home. Warm blankets. Coats. SHOES for heaven's sake.

They have....feathers.

??
And how much could a feather weigh??

And don't tell me it's what they eat -like bears who hibernate for 6 months and live off their fat...

I've NEVER seen a fat bird. Plump, maybe. And they eat like a thimble full of seeds.



They weigh about, oh, a few ounces. I have 9 pound beef roasts that can freeze in the freezer in a matter of hours. And the freezer is set at I think about 30 degrees?


I know, I know, I don't "do" math..and apparently not physics either.
Just more things I think about.....probably when I'm supposed to be thinking about something else....
Stay warm. Feed the birds.
-me

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love it..."ficklebird". Would that be one that flits from limb to limb (or him to him??)? Cute blog. Betty

Senior Bowler said...

Colleen,

I love yard birds of all kinds..have them all over my house..not the actual birds..plates and figurines and pictures and stuffff

Think I may have been one in a previous life......I love trees..except maybe pines....ugly trees

Anyway, my point is loved your pictures and your concern about my relatives (maybe????) FEED THE BIRDS.....

Julie said...

So enjoyed visiting your blog today! Humm - my favorite thing about wild birds has to be the way they seem to perform a ballet in the sky when the weather turns cool.

NAME: CIELO said...

Oh, what beautiful pictures... I love birds too. I enjoyed visiting your blog. I love meeting new people, and I thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving such sweet comments.

Christmas is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace…

Enjoy the Season

Cielo

Brenda said...

Great post..makes you wonder. I do love birds.

All My Yesterdays said...
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All My Yesterdays said...

OK, had to fix that last try :(
This is what I was trying to say...

All I can say is....God's in charge of them. SO... they don't need a coat, or shoes, or a fireplace etc. But then look at what they're missing (O:
Have a fun 'Book club of sorts' today

Laurie said...

Very thought provoking, I think their hearts beat like a gazillion times a minute, and their metabolism must be amazing! I often think of the same things when I look outside seeing them huddled at the feeders.