Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Past Few Days . . .

we have gone from more December snow
than we have seen in many years
to spring like temperatures
and a bit of a melt
literally . . . over night

ridiculous some say

a snow bench on riverwood

the heavy snow did break a branch
on one of our large white pines
we hope the damage will be limited 

a black squirrel made a hay day out of the suet feeder
knocked it out of the tree
and tried to open the case to remove the suet
I climbed through the deep snow
to retrieve the feeder and refill
and hang it in a new spot
so far the birds haven't revisited

I am enjoying my purchase of a tripod
and taking some photos of the
birds near the feeders
the above photo was the day after the big snow
and the following were taken yesterday
when it felt like spring outdoors
I walked outside in a sweater
the snow was
melting and dripping
from the trees like a rain storm

the sleds will return to the inside very soon
Jack added this tiny sled
which had been on the top
of a gift tray filled with delicious cookies
thank you for visiting
I enjoy each of you stopping in
for a look and see
and for the comments you leave me
I am wishing you a
Happy New Year
with good health
magical days
and loving and appreciating
our wonderful world


TexWisGirl said...

i hope that fast of a melt doesn't cause flooding! the cardinal is beautiful.

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures.

We have red and gray squirrels. This black one is beautiful.

Happy New Year.

Jess Michaelangelo said...

Beautiful pictures! What a lovely cardinal.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Lynne. that sure is a lot of snow. I love the red Cardinel againstmthebwhite of the snow. may I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YER and may ou have many days od enjoyement in 2014 photographing wildlife..

My name is Riet said...

Wow, i can,t believe all that snow. I love your photo,s and that cardinal is beautiful.
I wish you a wonderful and healthy 2014

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, I would be happy to see the snow melting.. I think Snickers is happier too. Cute photos of the squirrel and your pretty Cardinal. Enjoy using your new tripod.

Wishing you all the best in 2014, a Happy New Year to you and your family!

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful shots of Mr. Cardinal and I love your sled display. :)

babs said...

We'll ring in 2014 together in an appropriate manner soon!

Missy George said...

Good Cardinal shots Lynne..Love the sleds..Not too crazy about the snow..But it's pretty..

Sarah Huizenga said...

Super crazy weather. Now we are going back to arctic temperatures. Love the pictures of the cardinals.

Nancy Reinke said...

Is there anything more beautiful than a cardinal against snow? Love that photograph, and all the others, too. You really have had amazing weather lately. Such drastic differences. Those sleds are so cool. I want some. Happy New Year, Lynn!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Happy New Year, Lynne! Your gorgeous pictures always put a smile on my face! I'm so glad we were finally able to meet in person. Have a blessed 2014!

PlantPostings said...

Awww, the sleds look sweet as a collection. It sounds like your temperatures have wavered even more than ours--we went from 40s on the weekend, to a low of -12 last night (and a high of 4F during the day today). Fortunately, there wasn't much wind and it was slightly sunny. You captured some great shots. Happy New Year!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love your sleds. I have looked at a few in second hand shops and they always want a fortune for them. That tiny one is so adorable. Xox

Rural Revival said...

Much, much snow your way! We were hit with a terrible ice storm, and much worse in the Toronto area. Luckily damage was minimal to our trees this time around.

Happy New Year my Friend!



Jacqueline @ HOME said...

That's an awful lot of snow Lynne !!!!
…… but, it shows up the wildlife beautifully.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year filled with many happy times. Thank you so much for your comments and support throughout 2013. Much love. XXXX

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Not having cardinals, we are always thrilled by seeing them. More snow predicted here, but it will make it all look fresh and clean again.

Happiest wishes for the new year.


24 Corners said...

Oh, your sweet woodland critters are so colorful...ours are all of the neutral brownish variety, well, except for the blue jays, they're lovely.
Wishing you all joy, health, and happiness in the New Year Lynne...and not too much more snow!
xo J~

Cindy said...

Hi Lynne,
This is more snow than I remember since 1971 in Ontario. PEI has a lot, my back yard has a lot and yours as well, it does look beautiful. Our little friends (birds) have been in a lot of trouble with so much snow that has fallen so quickly and they can't get at their food, you are kind-hearted to re-attach the feeder, they will find it. I love your pictures of the Cardinal, beautiful. I love your little sleigh on sleigh

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm so glad you got a bit of reprieve from all the snow Lynne. Your pictures are great and I love the cardinal. I wish you and Jack all the best of good health and peace in this new year.

michaelswoodcraft said...

wow, you have a lot of snow, LOOKS REALLY COLD! ;-) I love the pictures of your black squirrel too!

I enjoyed browsing your site, lovely with lots of great pictures.