The last time I looked, I thought I was living in Maryland, a warm and friendly Mid-Atlantic State. Hit with an arctic blast today, the temperatures when I woke up was a blazing 2 degrees fahrenheit! That’s not including the wind chill factor that brought temperatures to the – 15 degrees. Negative..like below zero. What the heck?
I’ve never been in single digit temperatures before in my life. Today has been a rude awakening. Really rude..you see, I had no idea that temperatures like these are killers. Killers of wildlife. Lovely birds like Carolina Wrens, and some misguided hummingbirds that forgot to migrate to the tropics.
There has been a two wonderful Carolina Wren families here, that built their nests within the windows of the house during the summer. They would chirp and chime throughout the day with their wide variety of songs. I can’t imagine life here at the manor without these lovely birds filled with personality.
I didn’t spend much time around the house today to keep an eye out in hopes that they survived. I’m hoping they managed to find a way to sneak into a basement or something to keep warm. So to say a prayer for their safety and survival, here are a few images from warmer days.