Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dead of Winter

It is Winter.
Feels like Chicago outside.
Looks like it too.

We've had some ice and some snow.... more of one than the other (that would be the good news!!!)

We live in Robin wintering country. Last year I saw all the robins flocking.... and sitting in the trees.... Caught a couple sitting in the Maple tree in the back, taken through the window upstairs.

This fellow was facing the sun.... you can see some snow melt ice on the tree branch.

All the robins are puffing up and scrunching down on their feet while perching in the trees.

We got a little ice too. Pyracantha in the winter is always dramatic!

 More Later- Beth

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Happy Holidays and Warm Weather Dreams

The weatherman is predicting a really strange weather patter.... our models are from relatively warm predictions to some really drastically cold temperatures.... Kind of hard to plan what to wear.... ok not for me. We will be staying home for the holiday... we may have guests, still open on that account....

I have not had much opportunity to photograph any holiday items this year, or last for that matter. The pup has stolen lots of my free time... but that is a fair trade, if you ask me!

The photo in the header is one my favorite Holiday pictures, Christmas at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington VA. It reminds me of the many that have served our country for generations at a time when all that we have in part is due to their sacrifice. Thank you to each and everyone! 

Since we are in mid-winter I will share a couple of 'summer' pictures .

Blue Hydrangea:

Best Guess is a Blue Dasher Dragonfly

Found this little guy on the geraniums that I have hanging in baskets on the front porch.

Lastly a rain soaked Gerbera Daisy, also in the front of the house.

All of the above will hopefully hasten spring and warm weather or ward off a bit of the predicted Christmas Chill. 

Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas.... or... that you celebrate. 

More later-Beth