This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's cold it's cold............

Today in the garden. It has been very cold, the temperatures have been in the single digits with wind chills in the -12 regions. I have been feeding the birds non stop. The squirrels have been coming in herds it seems. Is there such a thing as a herd of squirrels or a pack? Well there have been 8 at least, 7 black and one grey.
The birds keep coming but have to wait while they eat. All except the Chickadees who are not intimidated by anyone.
I went out in the snow and took a few pictures '
It was so snowy and so cold it was hard to distinguish things one from another. I did find just a few pretty things though.
These seed pods below look like soldiers in their bearskin hats.


The bamboo looks does not loose its leaves.


The snow is wet and heavy. It looks lovely on the pines across the road from us.


Down the street, the wind is blowing and it's below zero in the wind. My ears are freezing by now but....... so much beauty out there.



A watery sun trying to break through, if the sun comes out it will be spectacular
The Mourning Dove is dozing in the tree, she is waiting for the Starlings to finish. Then she will take her turn........some days the doves dont care, they mingle in among the others. I put out so much food none of the local birds can possibly be starving so she can afford to wait.


I think I refill at least a couple of times a day and throw out popcorn and bread, so no one goes hungry in this neighbourhood.

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Magic Love Crow said...

Love all your pictures! A beautiful winter wonderland ;o)

Merlesworld said...

Your pictures almost make me feel cool, we are in a heat wave in Australia sun everywhere we could give you some.

Valerie said...

Wonderful wintery images - thanks for sharing the beauty.