Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Here We Snow Again!!

I have not been outside since all the white stuff fell,
insert sad face. 
It started around 10 a.m. yesterday and fell thru the night.
It looks like we got about 5.5 inches.
That's according to the hubs, the offical snow measurer.
I don't think I will be able to "romp" around outside in the snow.
The temperatures are below zero and I have one of those
energizer bunny colds...it keeps going and going and going.
 
Here's "some" of the images I took from inside the house.
 
 Junior was very happy to find the peanuts I put out for the birds.
He has several in his mouth in this shot.

 Mr. Downy Woodpecker came in this close, with the window open.

 Mr. Male Cardnial, was this close to the window,
no cropping was required.

 And I must say he was very interested in the goings on in the house.

 The Chickadees always pick a branch that has one branch in front of it,
the window was also open for this image.

 This little Titmouse had no problem brushing the snow off of the food dish
to find the peanuts I had put out earlier.

Female Cardinal
Isn't she just beautiful, sitting in the pine tree, waiting for her turn.

 Junior waits for no one,

 I'm confident he thinks all the nuts are for him anyway!

And do you see that tiny little "snow" heart on Mr. Titmouses back??

I'll be sharing that baby heart with
Clytie at Random Hearts
I know she's going to love it!! 
 

42 comments:

Farm Girl said...

So pretty Debbie, I love that tiny little heart.
Your photographs are just stunning.
I know it is cold but what lovely shots you got. That is a lot of snow. Stay warm and I hope your cold goes away.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

you really got some awesome snow flurry shots - i love it when snow falls & you can capture some great ones. rockin' fun!! i was hoping i would have that chance. but my snow fall was very tiny amount. oh well. next time i guess??! keep sharing. i hope you get outside soon, i dislike hearing you are sad facing. trying to think of a joke to tell but nothing comes to mind at the moment. pooh! ( :

Ida said...

Oh my gosh you guys are being dumped on with the snow. I feel for you. Hope you are staying plenty warm. - What wonderful photos. Junior is quite the little "ham" and apparently a hungry little squirrel. Just got through putting peanuts out for ours here. They are fending much better though since we don't have snow (just really slick sidewalks).
Gorgeous bird photos. Oh and since I don't want to flood your box with comments your food below looks so, so yummy! Making me hungry since I haven't had breakfast yet.

TexWisGirl said...

every one of these was awesome! really loved mr. cardinal's close-ups. junior, though, stole the show with his flaky, furry, peanut-eater coat!

keep those flip-flop wearin' feet out of the cold!

TexWisGirl said...

p.s. you're giving brian some competition with mr. downy today! :)

Gail Dixon said...

Really awesome shots!!! Love the little downy with the sprinkles of snow on his head. The ones of the squirrel in all that snow made me feel sorry for him. God bless all the critters out in the harsh elements. Hope you feel better soon!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, these are all awesome shots.The squirrel is adorable and the birds are all beautiful. even the snow looks pretty, I am not surprised you were able to find a heart shaped snowflake. Stay warm and have a happy day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful. The Cardinal shots are amazing.

Karen said...

Lovely snowy shots! Junior is priceless and the little Titmouse is adorable. Hope you feel better soon Debbie!

Giga said...

Śliczne ptaki pewno nie są zadowolone ze śniegu i pewno liczą na pomoc ludzi. Myślę, że taką mają. Wiewiórka z pewnością da sobie radę. Cudowne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Cute birds are certainly not satisfied with snow and certainly hope to help people. I think the have. Squirrel certainly can handle. Wonderful pictures. Yours.

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jackie collins said...

Debbie, you can even make a blizzard look beautiful! I love it when you share your photography, i find my mouth is open in awe as I look, and look some more. The details are so minute and the color is gorgeous, even in the brown of winter. Thank you for sharing these today, you knew I needed to see the beauty of winter, and you posted it right here, to share. THANK YOU!

Linda said...

I DO see the tiny heart!!
Seriously, these photos look like they belong in a big coffee table book or displayed in a gallery! They are exquisite!!!

Ela said...

Debbie, sweet pictures :)
Your squirrel and the birds look wonderful in the snow.
Greetings

Bev said...

It's so pretty... sorry you can't get out... I think if we had snow like you... I might like it....here today ..gone tomorrow... Once we get it back home ...we have it for 6 months!!

Beth said...

I love all of the bird photos that you take. They are beautiful. The squirrel is a cutie too.

Lady Lilith said...

I know how you feel. It has been so snowy here as well. I love the snow but the clean-up on the other hand, now that can be a huge mess.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Great birding from inside the house! I wouldn't go out either. Love that squirrel all covered in snow. Glad he got a snack.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

All your shots are wonderful. I love the little Titmouse and I do see the heart on his back.
We didn't get much snow but what we did is blowing around causing a ground blizzard. Wind chill temps are -40. I think I need to get out my long johns again. :0)

Lisa Gordon said...

It completlely missed us this time, but OMGoodness is it bitter cold!!!!

DeniseinVA said...

Darling photos Debbie, truly awesome! My official snow measurer also measure five inches yesterday, popped his head out of the door, took his ruler and stuck it in the snow! Yup, 5 inches! Well, at least it's sunny today. I haven't been out either, way too cold.

DIMI said...

What a great post Debbie!!Wonderful pctures!!I love the Cardinals closeups!!!The birds are so beautiful!!The squirrel so cute!I hope you're warm and safe!!Take care!!
Dimi...

Muffie said...

Gorgeous snowtographs!! We got over a foot of the white stuff, and I, too, am staying indoors. One of the icicles near my window is over 4 ft long!

Rebecca said...

Love the snowy squirrel

Buttons said...

Oh Debra you make a snow storm from inside incredibly beautiful. Your photos are amazing I love how the Cardinal and you have a real face to face thing going:) Hearts in the snow are the best:) Have fun I can see snow angels in your future. Hugs B

Michelle said...

I love seeing those birds, but that squirrel! How cute!

Miss Debbie said...

Beautiful photos!Your birds must trust you to get so close...amazing!Love the snow on the squirrel and the female cardinal is beautiful. Usually we think of the male being the pretty one with his vibrant red, but she is lovely sitting there!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love all if these! But my favorites are of Junior. He is so cute! I think the cardinal was trying to see that pretty lady that puts out such good food. :-) I hope your cold gets better soon!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! We had snow all day yesterday but our squirrels did not come out while it was snowing. Today one left tracks in the snow on our porch.

Our photos said...

What a lovely photos!

Brian King said...

Excellent! I love the cardinal shots! Tree rat made me laugh! We ended up with roughly 4" of snow and the bitter cold.

flyawayhomebook.com said...

Your little critters look even more beautiful in the snow :)

Dianna said...

All your photos are gorgeous (love the little heart on the titmouse), but that cardinal photo looks like a Christmas card.
So beautiful!
(We only got about an inch or two of snow....)

Christine DiCorcia said...

I think it was so darn cold outside they all wanted to come in! Gram gave me a bird feeder for Christmas this year, I can't wait to put it up and see who comes to visit!

Hope you are feeling better! xo

Ellie said...

Oh Debbie, these are lovely shots every one of them. You are getting a lot of snow there aren't you? Hope you feel better real soon :))

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous pictures!

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Very pretty photos of the cardinals Debbie! You're lucky you have them visiting your surrounding area!

Stay warm and please do keep sharing with us beautiful winter photography :)

LeAnn said...

These are fantastic pictures. I loved them all. You certainly get a variety of birds visiting your home. You must be the best feeder of all. I really thought the pictures of the squirrel were adorable.
When we lived in Washington there was a wet land just below our home. We had a lot of critters visit our property. We had lots of squirrels, Quail, Raccoon, Skunk, porcupine and lots of deer. I just wish we would have taken more pictures of them.
Blessings to you; stay safe and healthy in this kind of weather.

Clytie said...

What an incredible little snow heart! I love it!!! The bird shots are stunning. I especially love that guy looking in the window - it made me smile!

catskillblogger said...

I cleaned out cabinets yesterday and left all the stale crackers and cereal I found out for the birds, I bet they loved me.

Lin said...

Oh, gees, those are GREAT photos! I really like the squirrel ones--they are my favorite.

Kay said...

You must have the cleanest windows on the mainland to get such crystal clear shots. They are all incredible photos!