We have had a number of very mild days which have been very welcome and have also made walking outside treacherous. The sun melts the top layer of snow during the day, the freezing night temperatures turn that top layer to ice!
Looking out the window this morning, just before stepping out to put corn out for the pheasants, there was a lovely surprise in the old apple tree out back;
A beautiful Pileated Woodpecker. We haven’t seen one for about three years now so were pretty tickled. Picture taken through back door window so we won’t discuss that the window might have been a bit dirty!
When I rounded the corner of the woodshed to go and spread corn in the corner of the garden – hmmm, I seem to be turning a few corners in my life this week – I was greeted with this lovely sunrise:
Down by the river, the water is flowing as the ice melts more and more. We’ve had some bitterly cold weather in January and now it is snowing again!
The Blue Jays are quick to spot that corn has been put out for the pheasants – even though they have their own feeders out front where sunflower seeds abound:
As you can see, I need a few lessons from my friend Rebekah about how to get really good shots of birds.
And, because it’s been a gloomy day, outside and in my heart, I thought I would end with a bit of warmth – wouldn’t it be nice if we could warm up our life in the same way we can warm up a photograph?