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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Our World Tuesday: Last week of January ending with the beginning of February

Monday was a beautiful day and very moderate temperature wise.
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The NC Art Museum Park is near Rex hospital where I visited a friend.
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I walked at the museum park after my hospital visit, before returning home to work.
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I like the mix of open and woodland walks.
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Tuesday was very cold and the red-bellied wood pecker below was puffed out while pecking my tree.
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It started snowing at dusk and snowed off and on through much of the night.
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 Wednesday was quite cold and beautiful in a wintry way.
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 Two male cardinals watched me putting food out for them and the other birds.
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 I went on a walk while the sun was trying to come out.
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 I have been hoping for a pretty snow and enjoyed myself.
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 I didn't see anyone on the park trail but the footprints showed me others had been on the path before me.
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 Back home my St. Francis statue was wearing a white cap and stole.
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I photographed the little junco on my deck.
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 Thursday was a beautiful day but still cold.
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 I enjoyed the blue sky and snow on my walk.
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 The male cardinal was on my deck below.
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Friday was much warmer and the finch below was enjoying a bath in warm water I put into the bird bath after I had removed the ice.
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 Although warmer, I had more trouble when I walked Friday because the melting ice in footprints was very slippery.
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 We had a stunning sunset Friday night.
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 Saturday I walked at Shelley Lake and the woodland part of the walk was still pretty frozen.
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 I was surprised how much snow was left here because most of the snow and ice had melted in the neighborhood.
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 The runner jogging in shorts below demonstrates how much warmer it was on Saturday.
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 I was surprised to see a bald eagle at the lake because they are mostly found at larger lakes. However, when I got home I googled and other people have spotted bald eagles at Shelley Lake over the past few years.
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 The great blue heron below kept flying to different spots.
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 The Canadian Geese were looking for food at the bottom of the dam.
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I was glad I got some shots of the frozen lake because the ice had melted by Sunday when it was even warmer.
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 The contrast between what it was like on the sunny side of the trail and the woodland part was enormous.
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 As you can see below once I was back in the woodland part there was still snow remaining.
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I also walked Sunday once the snow and ice had melted but this is such a long post I'll leave it here. Click for the home of Our World Tuesday.

9 comments:

Penelope Postcards said...

Too many wonderful pictures to focus on just one. However, it was nice to see a little finch sink into the warm water you so thoughtfully provided. How clever to turn a birdbath into a mini hot tub for birds in the winter!

eileeninmd said...

Carver, lovely photos from your walk. I had to laugh at the one bird expression in the bath. The sunset is gorgeous. I hope you have a happy week ahead!

artmusedog and carol mckenna said...

Wow! What a magnificent photo walk ~ love them all ~ favorite is the bird in the bath, juncos on deck and the cardinals are always so colorful in winter ~ thanks, Carver ~

carol,xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

Photo Cache said...

what a busy week weather wise.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely set of shots - looks cold yet gorgeous. Love that bald eagle!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views from your place, very scenic.

(◔‿◔) said...

Wow, thats a great shot from nature in differend kinds. Thanks 4 sharing in the project.
Happy evening, Wieczora (◔‿◔)| My photoblog

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That finch in the bird bath has the funniest expression on its face.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Great pictures! The runner and the finch taking a bath were thinking it was summer time! :)

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