Monday, February 25, 2013

Silver Linings


The winter weather that crippled much of the country last week skated through here with barely a whisper, leaving behind less than 1/2 inch of precipitation, in the form of rain and freezing rain, followed by sleet and snow. 





Still, it's all we've had this year.

 It was enough to create some silver magic in the hollow..





























...and bring our favorite visitors clustering around for a handout.  





























There was something for everyone.

































This cardinal thought he was quite dapper, 
but he didn't know he had a sunflower seed hull on his beak.
How embarrassing!
































There were even cat brier berries for the bluebird.  Yum!


If any of you want to truck some of your excess snow down to the Ozarks,
there's a photographer here who would love to take it off your hands.





Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

The first photo is wearing Kim Klassen's wonderful texture, 1402




25 comments:

Leave It To Davis said...

No snow here....how about some wind? We are having 35 to 45 mph winds tonight and we lost 9 shingles above our bedroom....Oh, Lord, don't let the rain come down! My roof's got a hole in it and I might drown!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the little bluebird. He's so cute!

Sandra said...

Silver magic in the hollow indeed! I just love all your bird shots - such beautiful creatures... well, I'm not a crow fan, but I know that they're useful for cleaning up! That Bluebird is so gorgeous and you caught him so perfectly with a black berry in his beak. The Cardinal and the Blue Jay are wonderful too!
Only a sprinkling of new snow here so I can't send you a truckload over! We have been getting some strong icy winds though and I'm surprised I still have ears - they feel frozen off!

She Who Carries Camera said...

Wow...did you rock that Blue Jay capture!! LOVE!!

Cindy said...

A big WOW from me. Those are amazing captures. Love the Blue Jay and the Bluebird. The first photo is stunning.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful images, really always so delightful to pay you a visit. We have not had a whole lot of snow either, a little here, a little there~

HansHB said...

Nice post for the theme!

Karen said...

Beautiful captures Connie! We're expecting another 6 inches of snow tonight.

Lisa Gordon said...

Connie, your birds are just beautiful.
We are just beginning to see them make their way back here.
Such a wonderful sight and sound. :-)

mick said...

Great birds and the silvery hollow is beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Connie, beautiful birds. I love them all, great shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely pics..the bluebird is my favorite today, just cuz I haven't seen a picture of one for a while.

Sharon said...

I can't bring it down, but if you come up, I'll take you to Northern Michigan where there is LOTS of snow.
But you had better hurry, you know what the groundhog said?!

Pat said...

A beautiful group of birds!

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous! Excellent bird photos! Love the bluebird!

Neil said...

Beautiful series.

Madge Bloom said...

Love that monochromatic creek scene, and the wild birds, I don't know how you get such marvelous one?!

Sharon K said...

Wow, Connie- makes me tempted to venture into 'cold-country' just to see some of the stunning beauty God brought to your place. Really love these photos- thank you so much!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show. Really like the colorful birds ..... not some we have here in Denmark. Wish you a good day :) hanne Bente

Anni said...

Stunning portraits!!!! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures. For all the difficulty of photographing a black bird on a white background, there is something about the crow shot that I like.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gary said...

Such beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Shey said...

Simply magical. Love the birds that abound esp their vibrant colors in contrast to the snow.

S. Etole said...

We still have lots of snow here. These photos are remarkable.

Sue McB said...

Some beautiful images here - I shall have to explore further! Thanks for visiting Fractions in Time, always much appreciated

Les Fous du Cap said...

Congratulations for the cardinal who is our favorite bird of your region ;-)
CĂ©line & Philippe