Puddings & Toyboys

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Mini Beast from the East!

We have had more snow!  As previously reported, we had the Beast from the East, but this was followed up at the weekend by the Mini Beast from the East:

“Following a brief spell of warmer weather, a fresh cold snap nicknamed the “Mini Beast from the East” was forecast to bring another covering of snow on the weekend of 17 and 18 March.”  Read more here.

 

You would think that Bezukhov, Dalai, Perry & Lennie would be bored of it by now & in fact they were a little blasé about it, apart from Bezukov.  Bezukhov shouted at the snow a lot.  So much so that I was surprised he did not lose his voice!

Here are some videos of Bezukhov:

 

Here are some photos:

 

The eagle-eyed among you will notice there are no photos of Lennie.  He did go to the window perch several times for a closer look at the snow but he was too quick to get on camera!  To balance things out, here is a photo of the rascal that is Lennie:

Lennie

 

The Beast from the East!

We have had snow, courtesy of the Beast from the East.

“At the end of last week the UK became a victim of the northern polar jet stream, which has twisted its direction unexpectedly, drawing in cold air from the east.”  Read more here.

It has caused disruption but fortunately Bezukhov, Dalai, Perry & Lennie are safe, well & warm.  They have been surveying the phenomenon but to be frank, after a few days, the novelty has now worn off!

 

 

 

Let it snow…

Let it snow…. a little bit!

Last Sunday, on the 10th December, there was more than a flurry of snow; the snow actually settled, albeit only briefly.  Once again, Bezukhov, Dalai, Perry & Lennie were intrigued by the sight.  Well actually, Lennie was too busy continuing his quest to be irritating, to be distracted by a little snow.  Here they are, according to the soundtrack, reminiscing about their summer…

 

The coldness continued & the following day brought a mixture of snow & sleet.  Here they are on the window perches surveying the phenomenon:

 

In the video above & photos below, you can see that Lennie did appear to pay attention to the snow but the reality was that he just followed Dalai over to the window perch!

 

 

Snow Flurry

Two days ago, on the 30th November, we had a flurry of snow!

I was busy working at the computer when I was aware that Bezukhov, Dalai, Perry & Lennie all started shouting at the same time.  When I looked to see what was up, I could see they were shouting at what they could see out the window – snow!  I attempted to capture the excitement on video:

 

The snow flurry did not last long & none of it settled.  It has continued to be cold but we have not had any more snow… yet!

Bezukhov, Lennie, Dalai & Perry

 

 

January brought the snow again

Just like last year, this January we had some snow.  It was not much & what there was melted quickly.  It was Perry & Lennie’s first experience of snow & they went over to the window perches to investigate, as did Bezukhov.

 

 

January brings the snow

January brings the snow,
makes our feet and feathers glow. 1

 

 

Two weeks ago we had some snow.  It did not stay long but I managed to get some photos of Bezukhov & Phineas admiring it.

 

1 Adapted from “The Months”, a poem by Sara Coleridge

 

 

A smattering of snow

I am a little late reporting this, but just over two weeks ago we had a smattering of snow.

Bezukhov was the only one who went over to the window perch to check out the light covering of snow on the grass out the back.  I managed to take a couple of photos of him & the snow before it melted:

 

 

Spring Snow

Freezing temperatures & more snow…  It started snowing quite feebly but as the day progressed it gathered momentum until it looked like a blizzard outside.  However, it has settled quite thinly on the ground.  That suggests it will not be around for long.  So, a photo-shoot, with spring snow in the background, was a necessity….

Swinging whilst it’s snowing

Yet more snow has fallen this weekend.  Spring is not quite here yet.  There is always time to swing though.  Phineas has one swing in his cage.  Occasionally he sometimes sleeps on it of a night.  During the day he does not use it much & tends to get on it in order to get somewhere else.  When he does get on it, he has a brief but wild swing.

First snow of 2013

We had some proper snow last month.  Cagney & Bezukhov have seen snow before but were still wide-eyed with fascination when it started falling the other week.  Phineas was also intrigued by it although his fascination for Cagney eventually overrode it.

Bezukhov was keen to extend his study of rain to include snow but had to put up with his two rather wayward assistants this time.

So that was our first snow of 2013.  Will it be the last?