Thursday, February 15, 2007

Winter Scenes

Mother Nature is really starting to come into her own this winter with bone chilling winds and a whole lot of snow. The cat is in and the Great Backyard Bird Count is about to begin. This weekend (Feb 16-19, 2007) is the four day GBBC event. To participate go to for all the information you will need. Hopefully you can find 15 minutes in your day, just to chill out, look out the window, observe nature and count all the birds that you see... Zen and the Art of Bird Counting.

Split rain fence in the snow.

Right about now I guess we all feel like this.

Joe O's giant front yard icicle. For several years now Joe has been running a hose up the tree and creating this giant icicle.

After a good snow storm it always becomes easier to follow a set of tracks but I'm pretty sure a train hasn't been along here in several years.

I don't think this old frosty is going to melt anytime soon.

Tufted Titmouse coming in for a landing on a little sunflower feeder.

Mostly a ground feeder, the Cardinals seem to be the first birds at a sunflower feeder in the morning, and along with the Black-capped Chickadees, the last ones feeding at dusk.

This shot of a Tufted Titmouse getting a drink from an icicle takes forever to capture and requires a whole lot of patience.

Seen here perched on a twenty-five year old tree stump against a snowy background is a Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus.

6' 5" Dave plays with his new snow blower with it's three foot high handle bars. His shirt says it all "Whatever it takes!".

Surviving yet another snow storm is this old abandoned barn along Double Dam Road.

Snow Angel.

For the last four years, our daughter's cat Parker has been a strictly outdoor critter. Recent cold weather has converted him to a "mostly" indoor critter, with his own cat box and sleeping place.

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