Friday, February 29, 2008

Birds

This morning we have a perfectly clear blue sky, but the clouds are due to move in this evening bringing more snow. For now, it's perfect for some bird-watching. :) Some crows came into the area this morning.


































A woodpecker stopped by for a suet breakfast.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ginger


Here's the cat who made the prints on the ice looking for a drink at the pond.

cat prints on the pond

There's a stray cat we call Ginger who seems to have adopted us. He can usually be found around our house. Of course it doesn't hurt that we put cat food out for him. He gets his water from our little pond. On the colder days like today, he'll try to step out onto the ice to get closer to the spot that's cleared of ice. I'm surprised that the ice holds his weight. Here's what I found this afternoon.

Shadows on the Ice

The snow has developed a crust of ice which glistens in the morning sun. Here is the shadow of a tree on the glistening snow.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Clouds

I was thinking, I probably should have named this blog "Fun with Clouds" or something like that. LOL More and more lately, I find myself fascinated with clouds. Don't get me wrong, I love a clear blue sky on a bright sun-shining day, but clouds add interest. If we had clear, blue skies everyday, it'd be boring. You never see the same cloud formations every day, or even, usually, from hour to hour! So, here's more of my cloud observations. I hope you like them.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Valentine's Day Orchids



All the buds on my Valentine's Day orchids have opened and are blooming!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Feels Like Spring!


Even though it is a beautiful, Spring-feeling day, there was still some ice on the surface of the pond this morning. Here's a peek at some of the fish under the ice.

There were even icicles hanging off the roof of the house. They were gone by the end of the day though.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Still Snowy


Saturday evening. While the walk, driveway and streets are clear of snow, there's still snow on the trees!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Beautiful, Dramatic Clouds






While driving in the rain yesterday, we encountered these beautiful clouds.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

This morning's sunrise



Beautiful sky this morning.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Snowy-Rainy Morning



After the snow yesterday, we have heavy rain showers today which leaves the trees and their branches covered in ice.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pepper


Pepper peeks out from behind the chair.

Monday, February 11, 2008

More Pond Ice


And the color wasn't altered. I'm guessing that the blue were ice crystals that clung to the pine needles.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Flowers

Although it's a rainy day, I've got flowers blooming in my kitchen window!
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Monday, February 4, 2008