Monday, February 09, 2015

Winter Thoughts


It's snowing Again. Thank goodness. There's about a foot on the ground and an additional 6-8 inches is expected here in my cottage corner by evening. My garden will be happy come springtime. Snow is a great insulator and a good fertilizer. It's also fun to play in.



The little bird I thought was an albino turns out to be leucistic instead. When it alights on the feeder it is barely discernible against the white sky.(http://birding.about.com/od/identifyingbirds/a/leucism.htm)



Winter strips the landscape down to its bare bones...


then decorates it in shades of black and white. Still, if you look for them, you can find bits of color.


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Sunrises


and sunsets paint their own pictures against the often dreary backdrop of cold and snow.

8 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

What was here has melted a lot. I like to play out in it myself. Love the little white finch, hope it sticks around.

Tabor said...

Spring is coming...just a little longer, just wait, soon, I think!

Kerry said...

I never heard of leucism. Huh. I just learned something.

My gosh, haven't you had a ton of snow this year! Your ground is certainly well-insulated.

Friko said...

Given the right attitude winter can turn you positively lyrical.

Brian Miller said...

there is beauty even in the cold confines of winter...and color when you are willing to look for it....

Barb said...

Glad your snowman is still smiling!

Hilary said...

Lovely as always. That's a very cool little bird. And the night shot warms my winter heart.

Barbara Shallue said...

I love your attitude about snow! And I'm so impressed by your birds. Ours seem to disappear with the first hint of frost.