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Fall Birds

20 Oct

I’m not seeing our beautiful summer birds anymore, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of birds around.

blue jay in the oak tree

downy woodpecker

I was a bit concerned to see the junco, though.  We also called them snowbirds when I was growing up because as soon as it snowed, they would show up at the feeders.

It makes me a bit concerned about what our winter might be like.

More Winter Scenes

23 Jan

We’ve only been having real winter weather for a short time, but I do think I’m ready for winter to be done.  At least it’s beautiful.



Bubbles, Athena, and Clover 


A Rainy Start to Break

9 Mar

We finally have managed to get our temperatures above freezing!  Yay!  Of course, we have major rain with it.

Pistol and Antigone are the white shadows in the building.

It is a lot of rain.  And there’s a lot of wind.  I suppose I should be grateful it’s not sixteen inches of snow with those howling winds.

But we are all ready for some sunshine.


I think the water on top of the snow has been hard for the wild birds.  Even without having been feeding the birds all winter, lots of them showed up today.  (I did put more dog food out for them.)

male cardinal

female cardinal


I even had three wild turkeys go by in the corn field.

wild turkey

And then it turned to snow.  But we’re supposed to get back up to warmer weather and more rain for much of the week.  Sigh…

Fionn eating in the Quonset hut

Hopefully, the rain and warm weather will at least get rid of the snow.  Then we will be in mud season!