haiku for a cold snap

Here in the Pacific Northwest we are in the middle of a fierce coldsnap.  Temperatures will get down to 19 degrees tonight.  That's extremely rare this time of year; in fact it's even rare in January or February when we usually see this.  It's been days now and no one I know is thrilled. . .

Outside the birds feast
feathers etched by icy sun
inside:  the heater

They cry like puppies
grim icebergs round my head
seagulls flying low

Winter takes its turn
Buddha on the porch holds gift
a flowercicle

stone birdbath, frozen
I pour hot water to help
drink fast neighbor cats