Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter

We don't have all that much snow, maybe 8 inches right now, but we are getting a light dusting almost every day, and that helps to keep everything shiny and white, instead of slushy and grey. It's been in the teens for temperatures, and the birds are cleaning out the seed almost as fast as I can get it out there. Sometimes I see as many as 10 cardinals at a time at the feeders, plus blue jays, and the assorted little ones: chickadees, finches, sparrows. There are 2 places in our yard where the cardinals tend to sit together between feedings; I've seen as many as 4 pairs in this miniature crabapple tree. And the males are so brilliant against all the white!

12 comments:

  1. they are sooo beautiful! :) living in CO, this was one of my very favorite things... watching the numerous types of birds that would visit my backyard tree! compared to our first home (az), they were so much more colorful and FUN to look at! just gorgeous!

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  2. Our cardinals here are sunbathing. Wish I can snap a pic of a golden plover and share it....he's visiting from Alaska. Love this photo...makes me want to snuggle with a cup of hot cocoa! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Gorgeous photo, Lin! Almost makes me miss snow! :)

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  4. Wow, what a lovely scene of nature, how lucky you are to live around such beauty Lin!! All we have over here is a lot of traffic and smog!! No pretty little birds nesting in branches! Thanks for sharing your stories!

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  5. Oh my goodness, Lin, this is beautiful! It actually looks like one of your cards. I am certain this will be another inspiration!

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  6. Such a wonderful photo Lin.. Even in winter time I do not get snow. So it is lovely to see something like this.

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  7. Wow Lin these Cardinals are so beautiful. We have Rainbow Lorakeets visiting us every afternoon during Jan/Feb. I'll try to get a photo ;).

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  8. this is such a wonderful photo, Lin! I love those beautiful Cardinals! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow! Love the cardinals! I just love the bright red color! Thanks for sharing this fabulous photo! Wish they come visit ME more!

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  10. This is so pretty! To capture a picture of the bright red cardinals against the grey soft outside is so pretty.

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  11. Hi, Lin! Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo!
    So lucky to capture this precious moments! and it's so envious that you live with beautiful nature and so pretty cardinals! THANK YOU! :)
    Love, Tomo

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  12. Wow Lin gorgeous photo! The cardinals look so colourful against the snow and branches. We don't have cardinals here so the best splash of colour we get is when the robins come to feed in the garden.

    Heather Maria

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