27th November 2021 No sooner did I publish yesterday's post, than this little chap showed up. Not for nothing he's known as the snowbird. Saucy little fellow. He brought his lady wife along and several of his pals. And it promptly started snowing. No drama, no high wind. Just a steady fall that changed the … Continue reading Magic
Early evening brought visitors to the lower field yesterday. It was hard to count, but there were at least 6. They looked up as I snapped their pics and then jumped the far wall to another property. The Farmer's Almanac says this is to be a long, cold Winter. It will be hard for them. … Continue reading Mr Green
1824/8th April 2021 When the weather is fine, as it's been recently, in the late afternoon I become glued to the window, watching the changing light. How, I wonder, did I survive so many years, living in suburbia? Two and a half years on, I am still discovering things. Drawn by the luminescence of the … Continue reading ‘bye Winter?
2nd April 2021 It was a busy time at the bird feeders this morning, after I filled them up and emptied ice from the bird baths. They are looking decidedly bashed after all the hammering of the past 3 months! We are still not quite done with cold nights. In fact, it's been trying really … Continue reading Times
Remember those tulips that came up in my flower bed? They are so starved for food, they fight each other: Fur flies every day. Birds use it for their nests. Tulips are poisonous to cats, but apparently not to deer. How could I ever be mad at a face like this? Not only hungry, but … Continue reading Now you see them…
1020/10th February 2021 There's a saying here, in Seattle too and no doubt any number of places around the world: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute." The weather here changes so suddenly, it's hard to keep up. Although, lately it's not made a difference to the way the countryside looks. We've been … Continue reading Wait a minute…
My prayer flags 30th January 2021 The leaning tower of Cambridge. I wasn't going to post this picture because the angle is off. It isn't really leaning that much, but I'm becoming obsessed. I see a man with a big mouth and a pointy nose, wearing a cap. I was going to name him... ...but … Continue reading Sparklers
If starting over were an option, one thing I would pay a whole lot more attention to would be light and the way it manifests in the natural world. This would have been a better photograph if I could have gone outside to take it, but see... ..one can't disturb the dear deer! Not that … Continue reading Red owl ?
It's been so nice to have sunny days after so much gloom, it seemed a shame to stay indoors, so we put more miles on the car. At Lake Cossayuna, we saw people ice fishing. It's been quite cold, I would guess in the 20's F. -6 C Although the Oracle would have me believe … Continue reading Weekend on the road
This could turn into a never-ending photographic event. Day three and the forecast has changed: The "oracle" on my cellphone has moved Monday's expected warmer temperatures with rain, to freezing temperatures and, - snow. Ah. Rain is moved to Thursday, so it says. That could make for less attractive images, but they could prove interesting, … Continue reading Ongoing event