When I was out shovelling yesterday afternoon (in the middle of a snowstorm) I heard the unmistakable cries of Canada geese overhead. They were making their getaway and if I had wings, I'd have joined them. It started snowing first thing in the morning - a very wet and consequentially heavy dump - and it never let up all day - I ended up shovelling 3x's in a futile attempt to keep ahead of the game! You can see how dull & grey the sky was.
I do love the winter wonderland of a fresh snow, provided I don't have to travel in or shovel it.
I got to wondering where the expression 'for the birds' comes from and found out there seems to be no definitive answer as to the origin of this avian insult. The closest I could come to an answer was that it originated as US Army slang towards the end of WWII. "That's for the birds" is a shortened form of the more vulgar version "that's shit for the birds", in reference to the habit of some birds pecking at horse droppings in order to find seeds. Lol, just thought you'd like to know!
I noticed a few hearts formed up against this post - do you see them? I guess it's not all bad after all :)
I've decided to try to look for ways to appreciate winter - we have many months of it still ahead...
#1: The spiders are sleeping!
Hope you're warm & dry where you are.