No ice/snow removal equipment in south Texas... freeways closed Austin south through San Antonio, no garbage pickup, newspaper or school.
My friends up north may snicker... 28*F is a warm January day in Calgary.
But no one in south Texas owns a heated birdbath. And I had to switch out the hummingbird feeder every hour to keep it liquid. I was afraid the whole time, for the birds and our plumbing.
At the end, we all came through fine.
Subadult male rufous hummingbird, taken the day after the freeze broke, still here from December 31, 2010.
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