Thursday, January 5, 2012

A quick winter tour

The thermometer said 15 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind chill made it feel like it was 0 degrees but that didn't stop me from taking a walk around the yard. My nose hairs may have been frozen together and I had a difficult time keeping the camera straight but it was all worth it. I felt invigorated. And here's what I witnessed:

No matter how much damage they cause, I can't help but love having the deer visit twice a day:  


OK, maybe it bothers me a little:


The thought of them jumping into the raised bed is comical:


The birds that have remained are constant entertainment and I love the challenge of trying to snap them before they are off to their next destination:    


OK, fine, I doctored this shot a bit but it is pretty cool IMHO:


I could be wrong, but I've never seen the sedums have this much growth so early in the winter. Hang in there  guys:


That's all ... but it was enough.


John

7 comments:

  1. My sedums are growing early too...crazy!

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  2. Very nice post-processing on your second to the last shot!

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  3. Nice photos...really like the bird...great shot!

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  4. I finally put a bird feeder in my yard, but the little feathered critters have yet to pose for me.

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  5. Although I probably wouldn't last long anymore, I do miss those bracingly cold days a tiny bit...it certainly makes a warm house even more appreciated! I've noticed my sedums coming up already as well...which I could swear never happens before February...what a weird winter we're having so far.

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