Pretty Day After The Snow

Wednesday, January 22

DSC_3762The morning sun tinted everything with a yellow glow.

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DSC_3776The goldfinches looked more yellow than they actually are at this time of year.

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DSC_3773As the sun got higher in the sky the light revealed beautiful white snow.

DSC_3783By evening we were back to yellow in the sky.

DSC_3788Then just as the sun set the entire sky turned a pinkish-orange.

DSC_3786You may remember that we did very little work the day before, as we enjoyed watching the snow. I’m happy to report that we reached our work goals on this day.

  • Cerwin went to the office early to clear the parking lot so the International staff could get to work.
  • I was pleased to finish our Extra Mile newsletter. I reviewed it with Cerwin when he got home so it was ready to send to the office for proofreading in the morning.

It was a good day – after the snow.

Tuesday’s Snow – Part 2

Tuesday, January 21

1Though we only received several inches of snow, it added a new beauty to our landscape.

1aBirds that are usually pretty looked even prettier with the white background – even blue jays.

1bOops! My movement scared him that time.

1c (1)The little junco looked cold.

1c (2)Tufted titmouse

1d (1)Goldfinches fluffed their feathers to keep warm.

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2 (10)Male hairy woodpecker.

I don’t see them very often. They are larger than downy woodpeckers – but look similar. A hairy is about 9″ in length and a downy is about 6″ long.

2aMale downy woodpecker.

3 (1)This junco looks like it is nesting in cotton – instead of cold snow.

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3 (3)Another junco huddled in a feeder.

3 (4)Chickadees are fun to watch any day.

3 (5)Mourning doves are usually ground feeders.

3 (6)Cerwin waited until late afternoon to go to the mailbox – making sure the mailman had plenty of time to deliver  the mail.

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3 (8)I was surprised to see a starling in its winter coat.

3 (9)I don’t know where they winter, but I don’t see them very often this time of year.

3 (10)When I opened the back door to look at the landscape by the outside light, the snow glittered like millions of tiny diamonds.

3 (11)In the front of the house, the feeders looked peaceful without a lot of fluttering birds.

3 (12)Snow continued to fall lightly during the night, but there was very little accumulation after dark.