Monday, February 23, 2015

Wild Birds

Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal
 
It snowed all day Saturday. We had about eight inches of new snow which left us with ten inches on the ground. Needless to say I filled the bird feeders twice and put some seed on the deck railings as well so they all could get at it easier. As I type this on Monday morning the sun is out and there is blue in the sky overhead. It's still very cold at 14 degrees and the forecast is calling for only a couple of degrees above freezing until Saturday. I'm sure the birds are looking forward to Spring as much as I am. 
 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Rose Bouquet

The last few months I have cut my blogging back to a couple of days a week with mainly birds and fence memes. They both represent subjects that are of special interest to me and have kept me at least somewhat in the blogging world these last few months since my husband's heart surgery back in June. Let's face it; winter has been rough for many of us, especially this week, and getting out in the cold and snow just isn't something I venture to do anymore at my age. Yep, getting a little bit wimpy in the autumn of my life. Hubby has been doing well for quite some time and I've been trying to get myself into posting more frequently but it just hasn't happened. I look forward to spring when I can get out and discover new things to photograph and share.

Today I have decided to share something lovely with you that recently brightened my day. Above is the bouquet of roses my sweet daughter Cindy sent for my birthday last week. They were designated as from my granddaughters Lily and Lucy. This 'Grammy' was delighted with the old-fashioned look of the different colored roses and the vase with hearts and ribbons.

This lovely red leather bracelet was from my daughter. It has charms that represent me - the heart and amethyst charms all for my Valentine Day birthday. The butterfly has a special meaning as well. I LOVE it!

To all of you in the path of this latest storm stay safe and warm.

Linking to Today's Flowers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Good Fences

Snow and close to zero and below temperatures tend to keep you inside as is the case I know for most of us. We had been in for days because of the weather but as it is supposed to get down to below zero tonight and much colder tomorrow we opted to go out for lunch today just to quell some of the cabin fever that has been setting in. This first photo shows the fence at a neighbor's farm. You can see the silo and barn in the background. In the foreground the biting blowing wind has left the snow in drifts.

Further down the fence line are two different types of posts used together. In both photos taken in between snow squalls is a small hint of blue in an otherwise dull canvas that looked like no sky at all.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Wild Birds

Taken through my sunroom window on a rare sunny afternoon this past week. As I type this it has been snowing since Monday morning. Looking to have 10-14 inches of snow when all is done.

***UPDATE: It's cold this morning - 9 degrees - but we only got about six inches of snow. The sun is out shining brightly and the snow sparkles.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Good Fences

Agriculture fence: used to keep animals in or out of an area.
Gate: a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls or some sort of fence to  prevent or control entry or exit.
 
Just out of camera angle to the left the fence ends.  The fence on the right side only goes a few feet. As near as I can tell it's there to keep the land from sprawling out.... :)
 
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