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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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16 comments:

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

Everything is a work of art through your camera lens! I love those waving grasses. And the backyard bird in the fallen leaves is so sweet. I did not know that robins stayed in your area all year round .

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Oh Carver, marvelous autumn and excellent photos.
Greetings.

carol l mckenna said...

All very lovely shots of nature ~ love the cardinal!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures as always, Carver!! So much natural beauty in your world!! Thank you for sharing!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenes and images, Carver.. I always enjoy the birds, the Thrasher is one of my favorites.. Have a happy week ahead!

Photo Cache said...

i enjoy the cardinal shots.

Worth a Thousand Words

Leora said...

Whenever you show water, I love it! So crisp and lovely. We had frost this morning, and then in the afternoon, it was too warm to wear my coat. I like your photo of a thrasher, because I haven't seen that bird myself.

Rambling Woods said...

I love seeing your blue skies making for lovely photos... Very gray here... Michelle

EG CameraGirl said...

How lucky you are to have a brown thrasher visiting you!

Laura said...

So many beautiful birds Carver… I don't think I've ever seen a brown thrasher before.

Fun60 said...

I'm glad you didn't try to drive and photograph at the same time. the photos of your local birds are wonderful.

Powell River Books said...

Nice lake for walking. - Margy

Indrani said...

Great series of sights around you.
Enjoyed seeing them. :)

maryaustria said...

Such a beautiful area! Wonderful colors of nature!

The Happy Whisk said...

Super nice. The last one get my Top Pick. Love trees.

ladyfi said...

It looks so bright and sunny!

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