Friday, January 31, 2014

Green Terror!!!

Green Terror!

From my son's aquarium.  One of my better aquarium shots.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Day After The Storm

A little tour of our property on Wednesday, the day after the storm.  I don't often post this many photos in one post, but this doesn't often happen here.
Bird tracks everywhere as they swarmed the feeders and the surrounding ground.

Waiting their turn at the feeders.

 Picking up the droppings. 

 The driveway was impassably covered with ice and snow.

  Almost busted it out there by the road.  Couldn't walk on it, so I wasn't going to drive on it.

Some had already melted, even though it was well below freezing all day.

 Not going to get charged up today.

 Love the River Birch.

 Just a stump.

And a pitchfork for the compost pile.

Don't need one of these to slide today.

 But too cold to swing.

Or even just sit and relax.

But I can walk down through the woods.

 Another stump, 

 And dead trees.

 Our little wet weather stream. 

 Some of the early Spring flowers were in for a shock.

 Don't often see it looking like this.

And then today we swept off a path to the hot tub.  That was pretty nice, till our ears got cold.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hanging On

Not the same leaf as before, but this one is refusing to let go also.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


The little wet weather stream that gurgles across our property.  It's been gurgling a lot lately.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hunting The Neighborhood

This fellow often hunts the yards of Tina's neighborhood, perching in the trees and even on the bird feeders.  I'm not sure what he pounced on, but it was very small.  I did see him dipping his beak to the grass and apparently eating something, though. The distinctions between the various kind of hawks are so subtle, I often have difficulty deciding which kind one is, but I believe this to be a first year Red-shouldered Hawk.