Sunday, February 26, 2017

Snowy Sunday scene

Spent all day at a local dressage show, coaching a student and volunteering. It was cold and wet, and  then snowballs started falling from the sky!

Seriously, those were the largest "flakes" I've ever seen. They didn't stick, but there is a possibility of sticking snow in the forecast. Fortunately, we have been able to keep the fire going with that "newer" firewood. I was in desperate need of warming when I got home this evening!

That's it for today from . . .

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24

A dusting of snow, an empty woodshed. Let's hope some wood in those stacks has cured enough to burn!

That's it for today from . . .

Thursday, February 23, 2017

It's a bird; it's a plane...'s a “bald vulture”?

Tuesday when I was driving home from work, I noticed a large bird on the ground in a field beside the road – and did a double-take. It was a bald eagle! I did a quick U-turn and pulled off the road to try for some photos. S/he started lifting its wings, then settled back down to its dinner. When I saw cars coming, I drove to a driveway to turn around and head back home again, then stopped and shot some more because the approaching car had stopped to do likewise. And why not? It was a remarkable photo op, if an ignoble activity.

Back at home, we had a much smaller, cuter visitor – more than one, actually. Chestnut-backed chickadees are infrequent visitors to our feeder; yesterday there were several here at once.
As for the plane, before I saw the bald eagle, I pulled over to capture the majestic thunderheads to the north. Serendipitously, a small plane came into view, headed for our little airport:
The clouds have been striking, and the sunshine at times brilliant. My daffodils are up and budding, and my daphne is about to unleash its heady perfume on our world.
Don't get too excited. We could get a little snow this weekend.  :-/

That's late for us at . . .