Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Busy Times Makes Time Fly By

Where did this month go
As time just moves sometimes so slow
My month just flew by
On a gentle prairie breeze.

Reflecting on thoughts along the water

This is something on my mind, and unavailable until after the middle of April. I get that fever to chase these Morel Mushrooms sometimes too early. It is the thought of hunting them, a true challenge that even makes them taste better. One always discovers many treasures such as turning around toward  a tree and finding this tree frog (below) staring at me in front of my nose. At first I was startled thinking this might have been a snake, and this was not where I liked to look at snakes. I heard a couple frogs chirping on a warm day this last week, but hopefully they went back into a winter slumber.

As days go by....

After four hours of vigorous hiking my friend still didn't want to give up. These woods are beautiful and a treat to visit.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Bit Of White Too

A nice sunny day after a few days of spring like weather

Taking a break making a family

Open the barn please

That first little bit of snow is nice, but today it is pushing in harder. It is a grim reminder that winter is still with us and going to give us a cold blast after a few days of warm. Saw a few cars in the ditch while shooting some pictures of the snow just a little bit ago. Over a foot(30cm) has fallen north of me about 100 miles(160.9km).

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Out At The Feeders

Out at the feeders is quite a view
Somethings old and somethings new
Lots of bird friends, and critters too!

Red-belied Woodpecker
Eastern Goldfinch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Hairy Woodpecker
Black-capped Chickadee
I have noticed the female Cardinal calling to attract a male off in the forest.

Northern Cardinal, female above and male below.

It makes me think many were repeaters. They all eat well, I like to toss shell peanuts to the squirrels and watch them eat them..

Eastern Goldfinch turning back to it's bright yellow summer plumage.

Downy Woodpecker