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Sunday, December 21, 2014

See you in the New Year

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I'm taking a brief break from blogging. For those who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a peaceful and happy one. For those with other sacred and or secular days to celebrate I hope they are happy and peaceful too! Be back in a couple of weeks as the new year begins. In spite of my photo, I'm actually not flying or traveling anywhere but need a break from blogging.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nature Notes and Our World Wednesday: Second Week of December

On the way to work several days this week, the ground was covered in such thick frost it looked like snow.

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It wasn't safe to photograph and drive so I didn't get the frosty shots.

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The cold days were sunny so by lunchtime walks the frost was gone.

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So far, the wet days and nights have stayed above freezing and the cold ones have been sunny.

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We had one day when it was only a couple of degrees above freezing with a hard rain.

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I got some shots of my backyard birds this weekend.

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I didn't see any american robins this weekend.

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Although we have robins year round they tend to stay in the trees and protected areas when it's cold.

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The cardinal above and below looked like a flower or berry from a distance.

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The brown thrasher below stayed still against my deck wall for a long time.

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Another Sunday with a perfect day for walking at the lake.

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The evergreens keep the walk around the lake green after all the other trees have dropped their leaves.

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It is strange how every Sunday for months has been the best day for a walk.

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The gulls were out in full force.

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I didn't even see the great blue heron on the left hand side of the shot below until I downloaded the picture.

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The cormorant below was still as a statue.

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I like the shadows I get in the winter from the trees.

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