This is phrase is from Miss A's Blog -- and here is why
yes, that is a Wren in my pothos (nevermind the fact it needs to watered... just overlook that issue). You ask why we have a wren in our pothos? Well, it started this afternoon. My dad had drained the generator's oil into a pan and left it on our back porch. I totally forgot about it, and so did he. I went out there this afternoon with next door neighbor's son and he noticed there was an oil splash. We could not figure it out until we saw the Wren in the oil pan. I was heartbroken, but then he moved. Braden and I took him inside and washed him up ever so slowly. I found a BIG fruit basket and lined it with paper towels, etc. We left him inside to keep warm and would wipe him/her off from time to time. Emma noticed some ticking noise. I figured it was the ice maker. But then Emma had a very strange look on her face, cross between perplexed and scared. She said, "Mommy the green leaves are moving and there is something black in the plant.". Just at that moment, the wren, Babe as we call him/her, poked his/her little head up. It was hilarious. We had to try to get the little bird out of there before it 1 - fell or 2 - fell and hopped around and got grease everywhere. We put him in a bigger box with a blanket on top. I called the wildlife rescue around here. Babe has proven she/he can fly, but I am afraid any trace of the oil on her/him will inhibit its ability to stay warm, and it has been pretty cold around here lately (18 last night). If anyone has any kind of information on this kind of thing, please let me know.
I sure hope everyone had a great and safe New Year's Eve. We stayed home and just hung out. It was very nice and I was totally amazed that Emma could stay up that late. I was ready to go to bed and she wanted to make the midnight mark. I told her we could celebrate on East coast time, clink our glasses of fizzy blueberry lemonade and go to bed. So that is what we did.
We still have a lot of broken limbs laying around. We have really tried to clean them all up. Below are some pictures of our lovely (ha ha) ice storm.
Downed redbuds in my parent's yard
the neighborhood and my parent's poor 30+ year old River Birch
Braden being attacked by the Pine Pods
Maples leaves on glace
and the best... and this is how you stay warm in winter when you have no electricity