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Saturday, February 13, 2016

January 31 through February 13, 2016

The last day of January was perfect for a walk at the NC Museum of Art Park.


It always takes me time to decide about new art installations in the park (at least a couple of years).


I still haven't decided how I feel about the one above.


I like the way landscapes look in the winter.


I particularly like grasses that are allowed to grow naturally and remain un-mowed when they die back in the winter.


I've photographed the next sculpture many times.


Same with the one below but they are both favorites of mine in terms of the outdoor installations.


A little tree is trying to come up.


It was nice to have a break in the winter temperatures before they started falling again.


I photographed the mackerel sky below at the beginning of February.


The rest of the shots were taken at my house during the first two weeks of February.


I only feed the birds during bad weather but it's been so cold lately I've helped them out some (male cardinal above and male rufous-sided towhee below).


I like the markings on the mourning doves feathers.


Winter is a good time for me to catch sunsets.

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I enjoy watching the female cardinals (below) as well as the more flamboyant males. 


Carolina chickadees are the first to take advantage of free food but move so fast they're hard to catch with my camera.


Below is a female Rufous-sided towhee.


The blue jay was among the first to take advantage of fresh water once I got the ice out.


I'm starting to get quite a collection of ice circles.


The mourning doves look like one is look-out.


I get cold just looking at the female cardinal bathing.



Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The birds are great and I'm glad you're helping them out in the cold. I never have understood how chickadees manage to stay alive -- I swear they expend more energy grabbing one seed at a time than they take in by eating it. (We didn't have Carolina ones, but whatever cousin of them live in Oregon). I like the winter landscapes too. What IS that magically suspended flag made out of? It might take me a while to get used to as well, though it is very colorful and that's fun. I am very fond of outdoor art and love your favorites too.

DeniseinVA said...

That's a lovely series of photographs. It is a beautiful park. I like the sculptures a lot, and agree with you on the favorites. I loved your bird shots and your ice rings :)

Rambling Woods said...

I am not sure about the first piece..... But I love the burds

Carver said...

Thanks for visiting. To answer the question, I don't know what the first piece is made of. It's new enough not to be on the online site that has descriptions of the installation and artist. I forgot to photograph the plaque beside it which I sometimes do at museums.

YTSL said...

It looks like you've been having some beautiful weather. It's such a boon for those of us who like the outdoors and to take photos. :)

Photo Cache said...

These don't look like winter photos isn't it? WE've been having mild winter so far as well.


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