A really cold day

It’s -13 F (or -25 C) at 8 a.m.  The screen door handle is so cold it sticks to what little moisture is on my fingers.  Both the upper and lower panes of my leaky kitchen window have a lovely crop of fern flowers.

The view looking out my kitchen window at the garage -- cold!

The view looking out my kitchen window at the garage — cold!

Fern flowers are really quite pretty.  For explanation of how they form, see my earlier post,

Fern flowers are really quite pretty. For explanation of how they form, see my earlier post, Jan. 20, 2012.

Despite the chill, the chickadees, goldfinches, and nuthatches are already busy at the feeders.  You have to be impressed that such little birds that weigh less than or about the same as a packet of ketchup can stay warm in this frigid cold.

American Goldfinch, taken through my porch window.  I'm not opening the windows today!

American Goldfinch, taken through my porch window. I’m not opening the windows today!

No bad weather seems to stop these little guys.

No bad weather seems to stop these little guys.

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