This is the longest winter in western Washington that I can remember. We've had more snow than usual, and it seems to be lasting long into the early spring. Usually by now we have some hail storms and warming temperatures. Tonight though, it's suppose to get down in the teens around here. Weirdness.
The feathered friends were hard at all the food today in the back yard. Jim got a glimpse of a downy woodpecker and I was able to get a couple shots of it with the camera.
He also got a picture of a red-shafted flicker at the feeder too. The must have known it was going to be a cold night, so they were stoking up. You can't see it here, but the color under their wings is about the color of the spot on the throat. They use those talons on their feet to cling to trees and eat ants and other bugs. Notice the way it's balancing itself with it's tail?
I ordered a new monitor from Dell Outlet about a week ago, and it arrived today. I have to tell you, and I am not doing it as an affiliate or anything, but this is the second refurbished Dell monitor we have purchased and we are very happy with them. When I bought a new computer last year we got a flat 19" panel too, which is what I'm using right now. We have an old Dell computer that is about 9 years old, with a few upgrades to help it last a little longer. It had an old monitor and that's the one that got replaced. It takes up so much less room and is a lot easier on the eyes, that's for sure. How do ya like that junky looking family cat room?