Last week it was 70° outside, so I took the studded tires off the Diamondback. Yesterday we got 10 inches of snow. Crap.
I was too lazy to switch out the tires and go for a ride, so Brandi and I did some indoor birdwatching today. We put some birdseed outside the big glass door, put up the digicam on the tripod, and waited. And waited.
Then we built sort of a duck blind out of the curtains, and rigged up a kind of remote-shutter system where I would look out the window from across the room and Brandi kept a finger on the shutter button whilst hiding behind the curtains.
After several dozen crappy, out of focus, and poorly composed pictures, we got one that almost didn’t suck.
There you have it: a bird eating birdseed on my porch. You can even see the little seed in his beak.
If I had known how much work birdwatching was going to be, I would have put the studs on the bike instead.